The Brandeis Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is committed to providing a research and teaching environment that deeply enriches our community of students, faculty, staff and alums by supporting core aspects of their experience, both on campus and beyond. With a focus on communication, accessibility and transparency, Dean Wendy Cadge and the GSAS faculty are dedicated to upholding three central priorities: 

Top Academic Offerings

We aim to offer the best faculty and graduate student training through high caliber master’s and PhD programs that will empower them to become the scientists, social scientists, humanists and creative artists of the future. We value and propel rigorous research, creative inquiry, strong teaching, impactful mentorship, and an enduring commitment to making the world better for all.

Comprehensive Support 

We support students holistically, actively nurturing their well-being as much as their scholarship and teaching, and we are committed to making graduate school accessible and welcoming to all. We partner with key departments across campus — from Health and Wellness Resources to Athletics to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — that enrich our students’ emotional, physical, cultural and spiritual growth alongside their intellectual and professional development.

Real World Partnership

We support students as they prepare for a broad range of next steps in their lives and careers after graduating. Our professional development resources, alum networks, and practical preparations are multi-faceted and diverse. No matter where their next steps may lead after leaving Brandeis, students can count on us to provide guidance, counsel and connections.