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Through its three divisions, the Rabb School offers opportunities for lifelong learning, professional advancement and personal enrichment.

The Rabb School of Continuing Studies

Through its three divisions, the Rabb School offers opportunities for lifelong learning, professional advancement and personal enrichment. The school serves its learners by offering graduate degree programs for working professionals, courses for credit for college students and others during the summer and noncredit enrichment courses for mature adult learners.

Supporting the university in its mission of open inquiry and teaching in a world of challenging social and technological transformation, the school is dedicated to developing innovative educational paradigms and to providing a collegial community for its on-campus and distance learners.

Graduate Professional Studies
The Division of Graduate Professional Studies provides a variety of distinctive niche master's degree programs that reflect current and future areas of graduate study for emerging professions. The Division offers year-round, part-time graduate courses online, and on campus in the evenings, for working professionals leading to:

  • Master's degrees in health and medical informatics, project and program management, software engineering, bioinformatics, information assurance, information technology management and virtual team management and communication, as well as opportunities for sequential, multiple degrees; and
  • Online master's degrees in all areas, except bioinformatics.

The division also works with companies in the Greater Boston area to offer professionally oriented, graduate courses on-site or online. Classes generally meet online or one night a week for 10 or 13 weeks; terms begin in September, January and May.

Brandeis Summer School
The Brandeis Summer School is an open admission program offering courses and special summer programs for college-level credit. Small classes taught by experienced and dedicated Brandeis faculty members are the hallmark of summer offerings. Special programs and institutes include the Hebrew Language Summer Institute and chamber music workshops with members of the Lydian String Quartet, artists-in-residence.

Summer school provides the opportunity to experience innovative course formats, such as online offerings or evening and extended sessions, to accommodate work and other summer activities.

Brandeis Summer School courses do not have to be preapproved for transfer of credit to the Brandeis degree. Courses may be used toward the 128 credits required for the Bachelor's degree, toward residency and toward general educational requirements, as well as major and minor requirements. Grades received for Brandeis Summer School courses are included as part of the candidate's permanent academic record and in the calculation of GPAs. Transfer students should check the University Bulletin section on semester and credit requirements for the special requirements that pertain to them.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis University
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis University is a learning community of mature adults that offers noncredit, peer-led study in a spirit of conviviality on a wide range of topics, such as history, literature, art, music, religion, philosophy, science and writing. Study groups meet once a week during the two 10-week terms, fall and spring.

At midday, the Lunch & Learn program features excellent speakers (e.g., journalists, academics, artists) on an eclectic array of topics. Each year in January and early June, the program offers one-week learning opportunities focused on a single theme and led by Brandeis faculty members. This learning community includes a number of intercampus, intergenerational programs with undergraduate and graduate students creating enriching educational experiences for learners of all ages.