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

Study Abroad in the UK and EU

Have you considered studying abroad? What about this school year?

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If you are interested in studying sciences in another country then Biology 4798, Scientific Roots in the UK and EU, is for you!  Students will be able to learn during the semester in Columbus about scientific breakthroughs that occurred in England and the EU, and then for spring break take a trip to visit the locations and landmarks associated with those discoveries.  Each student will have research projects including the Royal Society, HMS Endeavour, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Kew Gardens, and Cambridge University.  There will be a final project where students will get to report and present their findings.

Locations visited over Spring break: London, Cambridge, Lyme Regis, Paris

This is a great opportunity to get started in study abroad, if that is in your plans for the future.  Any opportunity to study abroad is an opportunity to learn more and be enriched by other cultures.  You will get the opportunity to visit both London, England and for the first time Paris, France as well!

IF enough students enroll this course will be offered in the spring.

While in the past this course has focused on Biology, it has been modified to include both Chemistry and Physics.

To find out more about this trip (application, prerequisites, etc…) visit: Scientific Roots in the UK and EU

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Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!