Master of Science in Computer Science for Non-Majors

Recognizing the high demand for training in computer science, Brandeis University created an innovative master’s program for majors in the sciences and humanities who wish to transition to the thriving computer industry. Employment opportunities for students with computer science degrees are unusually promising. For those not pursuing their undergraduate major at a higher level, making the switch into the computer science field may be a good next step.

The two-year, 12-course program provides training in the fundamentals of computing, as well as in “hot” areas including big data. While the curriculum is demanding, the flexibility afforded by the wide range of electives means you can tailor your program to your own personal learning goals.

Brandeis is a private research university, just outside of Boston offering a liberal arts and sciences education. The computer science department is comprised of 17 faculty in diverse areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Human-Computer interaction, Computational Biology, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and Database systems.

Many of students admitted to the program receive generous scholarships (typically $20,000 on average). Admission is rolling until April 1st, or until the program is full. Students can apply for free by using the promo code, CS2021, and using these fee waiver instructions.

Learn more about the program here. If you have any questions, contact the program coordinator, Anne Gudaitis, at