The Department of Student Rights and Community Standards provides information and resources for students and faculty related to upholding academic integrity on the Brandeis campus.
The Office of Human Resources maintains the policy standards for consensual romantic or sexual relationships between faculty, staff, and students, demonstrating Brandeis University's commitment to maintaining a fair and professional environment for all community members.
Brandeis University's Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Violence outlines prohibited conduct and details community members' rights and reporting options for violations. Community members can also review the formal complaint process.
Information regarding academic residence requirements can be located in the University Bulletin in the Academic Regulations in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences section. You can also use the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences section to learn more about each status type and respective tuition charges.
The Graduate School section of the Provisional Bulletin is updated annually and serves as the record of official academic policies for GSAS programs and students. The Bulletin also houses the Subject Area Listings, which delineates the requirements for each program.
The general direction of the Graduate School is vested in the Council of the Graduate School, composed of a faculty representative of each graduate program and a minimum of one graduate student representative. The Council is chaired by the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or their designee. The functions of the Graduate Council, exercised in consonance with university policy, are to determine requirements for admission; provide programs of study and examination; establish and maintain requirements for graduate degrees; make recommendations for degrees; make recommendations for new areas of graduate study; establish such regulations as may be considered necessary or expedient for governing the Graduate School; and exercise a general supervision over its affairs.
At the discretion of the course instructor, students may have the option to receive an incomplete if any work has not been completed by the end of course. More information about requesting and resolving incompletes is provided in the GSAS Provisional University Bulletin under “Academic Regulations.”
Please note that master’s students who are completing incompletes only will need to enroll in CONT 200A and are eligible for a tuition waiver from GSAS. Please contact your department administrator to arrange enrollment and to request the tuition waiver.
Students who have questions about or are interested in a change of status, including a leave of absence, health leave of absence, program change, or withdrawal, should complete the GSAS Change of Status Inquiry Form. All inquiries will be directed to the GSAS Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs who will reach out to you to discuss your request.
Students may petition for a leave of absence under the conditions outlined by the Graduate School.
Students may petition GSAS to change from part time to full time or to change programs. Please note that most changes in program require a new Admission application.
All students must register for each fall and spring semester by enrolling in courses. Students will register for the fall and spring semesters from their student page in Workday, the University’s student records system.
Students who are required to be on campus, at a related lab for the full year, or have a required summer internship, in addition to those students who intend to complete their degree program in time for an August degree, must enroll in CONT 250b (Summer Research) for the summer term. Please review the policies and procedures related to Summer Registration for more information.
Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue enrollment. Information about what constitutes satisfactory academic progress is provided in the GSAS Provisional University Bulletin under “Academic Regulations.”
The Thesis and Dissertation Guide provides information about the formatting and submission of master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for GSAS programs.
Graduate students who interact with other students (either undergrad or grad), like faculty and staff, are considered “responsible reporters,” which means they have to report any incidences of discrimination that they witness or otherwise learn of while in their roles. In order to understand what this means, and to best respond, they need the following training:
Please complete the program within 10 days of beginning to work as a TA or CA. It includes 3-3.5 required hours of training. An additional hour of preparation is required for all international students in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. You will log your participation and completion as you participate in the synchronous and asynchronous components.
Click the links below to initiate each portion of the training. You will log your participation and completion as you participate in the synchronous and asynchronous components.
All graduate students are also invited to participate in an Optional Synchronous Training, Wednesday 8/25/21 about broader issues of teaching and pedagogy. [register here]