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We offer rolling admission, so you can apply and be accepted at any time. However, there are recommended deadlines if you are seeking admission for a specific session.

  • Spring-1 Session (January start) application deadline: December 18, 2019
  • Spring-2 Session (April start) application deadline: March 11, 2020

Questions about applying for admission? Attend one of our upcoming admissions chats.

We will begin reviewing your application as soon as we receive all application materials. Admissions decisions are usually made within two to three weeks. We give you the option to take up to two courses before applying to a degree program. If you want to count those courses toward a degree, you must apply by the end of the second course.

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Check your application status. If you have any questions, contact our enrollment advisors or call 781-736-8787.

How to apply:

If you can’t complete your application in one sitting, use the “Save and Complete Later” function. 

Required application materials:

Application fee

Nonrefundable application fee of $75


Official transcript(s) from every college or university attended. Applicants must have a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent. 

Have your transcript(s) submitted in sealed, signed envelopes and mailed directly from your institution to the Division of Graduate Professional Studies. Please make sure to include our mail stop, MS 084 in the mailing address or else your transcript may be delayed arriving to our office. Official e-transcripts may be submitted directly from an institution to gps@brandeis.edu.


Statement of goals

Your statement of goals should contain a minimum of 500 words and address your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree and how the program outcomes will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. More details are available on the online application.

Letter of recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required from a current supervisor, manager or employer who has the ability to assess your performance in a workplace environment. You will enter their information on the online application so they receive a link to upload their letter. You may submit more than one letter of recommendation.


Note: For non-native English speakers only.

Applicants who are citizens of the following English-speaking countries, or who have graduated from an accredited degree program at an English-speaking university within these countries, are exempt from this requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), Great Britain, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

Note: Exceptions are made for applicants whose bachelor's degree was earned in many "American Universities", such as American University in Cairo or AU in Paris, among others.

Strong communication skills including the abilities to read and write effectively in English are essential for student success in our programs. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that students are equipped to participate in and perform the work required by their courses.

Recommended Minimum Score Requirements for English Proficiency Exam

  • 100 (Internet-based TOEFL)
  • 7 (IELTS)

The scores you submit must show the point distribution across each part of the test, along with the total.  Scores should be sent directly to the Division of Graduate Professional Studies, using the institutional code 0253.

Note: Scores should be no more than two years old.

Education Credential Evaluation

Applicants who earned their degree outside the United States must submit their records (official transcripts/mark sheets) for a course-by-course evaluation by either Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) of Madison, Wisconsin, or World Education Services (WES) of New York, New York. Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.

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Brandeis GPS is committed to giving you the support you need to succeed. From the moment you begin the application process to the day you graduate and beyond, our advising team is here to support you. Talk to an enrollment advisor today.

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