Admissions Requirements

PhD: All students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field are eligible to apply to the PhD in computer science.

Master's: The MS in Computer Science is a two-track program designed for students with undergraduate degrees in any field. The 9 course, three-semester MS track is for students with undergraduate majors in computer science; the 12 course, four-semester MS track is for students who have a bachelor's degree in another field who wish to prepare for a PhD or a career in computer science. Student backgrounds will be evaluated by faculty committee for the appropriate track.

To apply, you need to submit:

PhD: January 15

Master’s: The deadline is rolling through May 1. Please note that the application could close before May 1 if the cohort is full. We do not have spring admissions and accept applications for the fall only. 

BA/MS: Current undergraduates should apply for the BA/MA program during their sixth semester at Brandeis using our online application.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.