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Brandeis University, Graduate Professional Studies

Our mission is to extend the benefit of a Brandeis graduate education to a diverse working professional population by providing master’s degrees available part-time in applied fields. GPS academic programs, offered entirely online, are designed for professionals who contribute unique perspectives from their experience and current work, thereby enriching the course offerings while broadening their communities of practice. GPS staff and instructors recognize the time commitment students make in balancing their personal, professional, and academic responsibilities, and we are respectful and compassionate to their needs.

At Brandeis GPS, our unique approach to online learning is designed by and for working professionals. Benefits include:

  • A flexible admissions process. Students can take a course without formally applying for admission to the program.
  • Quality online education. GPS has been applying best practices in online course delivery for more than a decade.
  • Small classes. With less than 16 students per course, you will be able to actively engage with your peers and instructors.
  • Experienced instructors. You will collaborate with e-learning pioneers and industry experts.
  • Flexible programs designed by and for working professionals. With a set weekly pace, you'll be able to participate on a schedule that works for you. 
  • Personal guidance and support. Upon enrollment, you'll receive a dedicated student advisor who will provide you with academic support throughout your time with GPS.
  • Brandeis standards of excellence. Our material goes through layers of program and course reviews and is validated by external professional advisory board members.
  • Around-the-clock technology support. Our Help Desk is available 24 hours/day, seven days/week to assist with LATTE, our online learning platform.

Brandeis GPS offers 10 fully online master's programs:

  • Bioinformatics (MS)
  • Digital Marketing and Design (MS)
  • Health and Medical Informatics (MS)
  • Information Security (MS)
  • Information Technology Management (MS)
  • Instructional Design and Technology (MS)
  • Project and Program Management (MS)
  • Software Engineering (MSE)
  • Strategic Analytics (MS)
  • User-Centered Design (MS)

 

 

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$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Bioinformatics stands apart because it equips students to:
  • Develop bioinformatics tools through modeling, prediction and optimization.
  • Develop scripts and programs to manipulate data and solve bioinformatics problems.
  • Apply methods of statistical genetics to detect disease in experimental and human populations.
The 30-credit program consists of six required courses and four electives.

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$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Teen, Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Digital Marketing and Design stands apart because it equips students to:
  • Design marketing campaigns across a variety of digital platforms.
  • Optimize campaigns for digital audiences.
  • Capture and use advertising analytics to inform marketing decisions.

The 30-credit program consists of seven required courses and three electives.

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$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Health and Medical Informatics stands apart because it equips students to:
  • Build and implement IT solutions that improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Design policies that ensure the privacy and security of patient data.
  • Use healthcare analytics to guide informed decisions.

The 30-credit program consists of six required courses and four electives.

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Develop a business case for investing in security and risk management. develop a business case for investing in security and risk management.
$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Information Security stands apart because it equips students to:
  • Develop a business case for investing in security and risk management.
  • Inform and influence senior executives to commit to obtaining and maintaining this investment.
  • Oversee the planning, acquisition and evolution of secure infrastructures.
  • Assess the impact of security policies and regulatory requirements on complex systems and organizational objectives.

The 30-credit program consists of six required courses and four electives.

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$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Information Technology Management stands apart because it equips students to:

Accomplish organizational goals by developing and leading technical teams.

Leverage technology to solve anticipated and unplanned issues.

Deliver accurate and relevant IT data to key stakeholders to inform decision-making.

The 30-credit program consists of five required courses and five electives. Students can further customize their education by choosing from the following five tracks:
  • Managing Health Information
  • Securing IT Assets
  • Enterprise Technology Management
  • Software Design and Development
  • Virtual Management

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$32.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Instructional Design stands apart because it equips students to:

Design, facilitate and assess courses and programs, applying evidence-based learning science.

Evaluate and integrate instructional technologies in diverse settings.

Lead instructional design and technology teams and projects.

The 30-credit Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology consists of six required courses and four electives.

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understanding of the skills required to manage projects and programs at various levels of corporate operations.
$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

M.S. in Project and Program Management is designed to provide you with an integrated, interdisciplinary understanding of the skills required to manage projects and programs at various levels of corporate operations. The program curriculum, which is consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), helps provide you with the competitive edge that could help you advance into the field of project management.

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$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online Master of Software Engineering stands apart because it equips students to:

Apply software engineering best practices to design, develop, operate and maintain software systems.

Build software solutions using different technologies, architects and life-cycle approaches.

Collaborate and communicate with team members and other stakeholders to achieve software development project goals.

The 30-credit Software Engineering program is comprised of six required courses and four electives.

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$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Strategic Analytics stands apart because it equips students to:

Identify patterns and trends within big data.

Interpret and communicate results to stakeholders of various levels.

Leverage data to inform strategic decisions.

The 30-credit Master of Science in Strategic Analytics consists of seven required courses and three electives.

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$32250.00
1.5 Years
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in User-Centered Design stands apart because it equips students to:
  • Identify the human factors that influence user response.
  • Apply social and psychological principles to predict user response.
  • Build prototypes and evaluate design effectiveness, analyzing qualitative and quantitative information.
The 30-credit program consists of seven required courses and three electives.

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Competencies

  • Science & Math: Bioinformatics
  • Business: Marketing, Social Media & Advertising
  • Computers & Software: Security & Cybersecurity
  • Business: Information Technology
  • Education: Instructional Design
  • Business: Management & Leadership
  • Engineering: Software
  • Business: Analytics
  • Arts & Crafts: Graphic Design & Digital Arts

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