The Joint M.A. Experience

Christina Hutson

"The joint MA degree program at Brandeis helped bridge my interdisciplinary interests by allowing me to draw on theory and methods from multiple disciplines during my research. Faculty and staff were supportive in helping me navigate the joint components of my degree, and allowed me to learn and research across disciplines while providing me with a broader range of contexts and perspectives to utilize in my academic career."

Christina Hutson, M.A. '17
Joint M.A. in Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies and Sociology

Admissions and Financial Aid

For specific admission requirements, see the Brandeis University Bulletin section of the home department in which you would be pursuing a joint degree.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has an online admissions form. More details about the application and deadlines are available at the Graduate School Web site.

Financial Assistance

The university has a generous array of tuition scholarships, fellowships and loan opportunities. Details can be found at the Graduate School Web site.  Please note that if you finish your residency requirement, but still have courses left to take for your degree, you can do so at a very discounted rate.  Click here for more information.

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program offers modest financial support for those students who cannot afford childcare that would enable them to attend required M.A. courses. Students who demonstrate financial need may apply for childcare stipends while they are attending a degree-required course (not elective courses). Please contact the WGS program office for additional information.