Brandeis combines the resources of a world-class research university with the intimacy and personal attention of a medium-size university. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has over 50 academic programs. We invite you to learn more about our curricular offerings.

Creative Arts

Division of Humanities

Division of Science

Division of Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary PhD Fellowships

For students interested in the study of Israel:

Joint Master's Programs

Research at Brandeis

Dorothee Kern

The two colleagues, who arrived at Brandeis in 1974, did their pioneering work during their time at the university. Focusing on the fruit fly, they discovered the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm, the inner biological clock that regulates almost all life on the planet. The findings may one day lead to treatments for mental illness, Alzheimer's, heart disease and diabetes, all of which have been linked to our circadian rhythms becoming out of sync.