Master's Degree Programs in the Computer Sciences

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Technology advances so quickly that only the most prepared employees will stay ahead of the curve. You can gain that professional edge by fine-tuning your expertise and deepening your skill set through a Brandeis master's degree program. Students obtain specialized training and exposure to cutting-edge research, just minutes from Boston's "technology corridor" and the thriving high-tech sector in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A master's degree can pave the way to higher earnings and can advance your career.

Our accomplished alumni work in software engineering, bioinformatics, robotics, finance, and other fields, or have pursued their doctoral degrees in computer science.

Generous scholarships are available.

Our Master's Degree Programs

The Department of Computer Science at Brandeis offers a number of master's degrees:

  • The 9-course, three-semester Master of Science in Computer Science (MS3) consists of graduate-level coursework for students who have completed a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related field.
  • The 12-course, four semester Master of Science in Computer Science for Non-Majors (MS4) includes introductory computer science coursework and graduate level coursework. This program is ideal for students who have little or no background in computer science. Student backgrounds will be evaluated by faculty committee for the appropriate track.
  • The Master of Science in Computational Linguistics is designed for students with a linguistics, language, computer science, mathematics or science background, including students without prior study of computer science and/or linguistics.

Jobs and Internships

Our graduates have successfully launched into exciting careers at top companies around the country in fields ranging from Internet backbone to computer gaming, and while the most frequent job title is "Software Developer," they work on a wide breadth of challenging problems. Companies include Akamai, Amazon, Blizzard Entertainment, Bloomberg, Commvault, EMC, Facebook, Google, Kaon Interactive, Tripadvisor, Vertica.

The Department of Computer Science provides lots of networking opportunities including the annual CS Job Fair, smaller industry receptions targeting specific industries, and recruiting visits from Google, Yelp and others. Our faculty industry liaison provides individual consultations and resume reviews.

Career Services

As a master's student, you have somewhat limited time at Brandeis so you should be proactive and begin preparing for your job or internship search as soon as possible. You also need to be especially organized in order to take advantage of all the job search resources available to you. The graduate school's Professional Development team offers an array of resources, including CV/resume help, job search and networking.

Events and Colloquia

In addition to a monthly colloquium series, our dynamic department hosts scholars, alumni and others in the technology industry to speak about all aspects of computer science.