Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Brandeis was founded on the principle that all people have an equal right to the best education available in the country. Our history and institutional aspirations are grounded in the pursuit of social justice — this value permeates all that we do.

We still believe — and in fact, experience has taught us — that the boldest ideas, the brightest innovations, and the best solutions arise from communities that include a broad range of perspectives, voices, backgrounds and experiences.

We acknowledge and celebrate the distinctive histories and cultural identities of all our graduate students and encourage them to intentionally interact and engage with peers and teachers whose perspectives and experiences differ from their own.

We are deeply committed to actively enacting multisystemic social justice and change. We are dedicated to ensuring that all our students have an equal chance to thrive regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability and any other category that can be used to divide people.

Together, we are working to build a community — online and off — whose members respect and value one another. We want our students to ask difficult questions and to challenge stereotypes in their field of study. We strive for everyone in our community to seek inclusion and mutual understanding.

We're diverse in many ways. Here's a sample of the range of experiences and backgrounds in our community and the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives GPS is taking.

Student Metrics

Matriculated Student Population by Race and Ethnicity
  • International: 10 students, 3% of matriculated population
  • Countries represented:
    • Bermuda
    • Canada
    • France
    • India
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Pakistan
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Hispanic origin: 7%
All Matriculated Students by Race
  • American Indian or Alaska Native – 1%
  • Asian – 12%
  • Black or African American – 13%
  • White – 61%
  • Two or more races – 3%
  • Unknown – 10%
Other Data on Matriculated Students
  • Average age: 36
  • Age range: 22-68
  • U.S. states represented: 39
  • Countries other than U.S. represented: 8 (3% of student population)
  • 51% male, 49% female

Faculty Metrics

  • American Indian or Alaska Native - 0
  • Asian - 12
  • Black or African American - 9
  • Hispanic or Latino - 0
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific - 5
  • Other - 4
  • White - 117
  • Female - 61
  • Male - 99