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2024 Application is Open

GSAS is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. We invite you to apply for admission.

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First Generation Student Celebration

GSAS students and faculty shared their stories for the seventh annual First-Generation Student Celebration in November 2023.

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Reading-Writing Pedagogy Institute

GSAS partnered with Middlesex Community College on an MLA-sponsored Institute in Reading and Writing Pedagogy.

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Grants and Social Engagement

GSAS students won a grant to create a Women in Physics group at Brandeis.

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Geeking Out With...

GSAS students are passionate about a wide range of interests! In our new Geeking Out With... series, we profile a different graduate student every month and learn what they are passionate about, from research to teaching to hobbies to on-campus jobs.

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Three-Minute Thesis

GSAS students built speaking skills and won awards.

A Center for Knowledge Creation

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University is a center for pioneering investigation embedded in the cooperative environment of a student-centered, medium-size research university. We are driven by academic excellence, reverence for learning, and inclusivity — values of the Jewish tradition.

The smaller size of our doctoral, master's and postbaccalaureate programs enables scholars to build close relationships with our world-class faculty and conduct interdisciplinary research across traditional academic boundaries. We invite you to learn more about our community of scholars!

Our Values

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Our students benefit from the close mentoring that is a hallmark of a medium-size university.

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Our students perform pioneering research with MacArthur Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other world-class faculty.

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Our graduates maintain lifelong relationships with advisors and peers as they develop into field-leading scholars.

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Our students thrive in our smaller-size programs that encourage interdisciplinary research.

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Brandeis has more than 700 master's, PhD and post-baccalaureate students in over 40 programs, with more than 10,000 alumni worldwide.

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We have 435+ faculty, including Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners and members of leading scientific academies.

GSAS Alumni

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The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences boasts a network of more than 10,000 alumni around the world. All of our alumni are entitled to the benefits and services offered by the Brandeis University Alumni Association. Reconnecting with alumni is one of Dean Cadge’s priorities for GSAS over the next few years. Learn more about online town halls with the dean, events from various academic departments, and other gatherings in the near future.

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