Computer Science – Graduate

Ph.D. Program

There are approximately 20 students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Brandeis University. The Ph.D. students engage in many areas of research including:

  • database management
  • distributed computing
  • artificial intelligence
  • cognitive science

There is a three-year residency requirement for Ph.D. students.

Master of Arts in Computer Science Program

The master of arts program in computer science is a two-track system based upon the students previous academic experience. Students with an undergraduate degree in computer science must complete nine courses. Admitted students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than computer science must complete twelve courses.

The minimum residency requirement is three semesters.

Master of Arts in Computer Science for Non-Majors

New for the fall 2015 semester, the master of arts in computer science for non-majors offers students with a background in liberal arts or science the skills they need to make a career change into the computer industry.

Designed for non-computer science majors, this degree is a two-year program. Students must complete twelve courses, which include four core courses and eight electives in areas such as distributed computing, big data, machine learning, and computational linguistics.