About Brandeis University

Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is named for the late Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the distinguished associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and reflects the ideals of academic excellence and social justice he personified. Coeducational classes began on the site of the former Middlesex University in Waltham, Massachusetts, with 107 students and 13 instructors.

Guided for 20 years by its founding president, Abram L. Sachar, Brandeis University grew quickly, establishing itself as an important national and international center for teaching and research. In 1961, only 13 years after the university’s founding, Phi Beta Kappa accreditation was conferred. Under each succeeding president, the university continued to grow in breadth and stature, while maintaining the very human scale of its educational environment and its solid liberal arts focus.

In 1985, Brandeis University was elected to membership in the Association of American Universities, which represents the 63 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. In addition, Brandeis University is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

About Graduate Professional Studies

Brandeis University and Graduate Professional Studies Advantages Our Division Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies division (GPS) is dedicated to developing innovative graduate programs for working professionals. GPS offers 10 fully online, part-time master’s degrees and one online graduate certificate program. With three 10-week terms each year, Brandeis GPS provides exceptional programs with a convenient and [...]

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Accreditation

Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education reaffirmed Brandeis University’s accreditation in fall 2006. The NEASC Commission commended GPS on the quality of its online programs, on the uniform content and quality between [...]

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Message from the Program Chair

Welcome! I am pleased to invite you to explore the opportunities available through the Master of Science in Project and Program Management (MSPPM). For some history and context, the Brandeis M.S. degree in MPP was among the first credit-bearing graduate programs in project management to be offered by a major U.S. university. Opened in 2003 [...]

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Recognition and Accomplishments

Brandeis University has been recognized by top publications: National Universities: No. 35 (More Selective) Best Values: No. 32 Best Graduate School in Social Policy (Public Affairs): No. 9 “Best Value Colleges — Private” (no numeric ranking) “Best Northeastern Colleges” (no numeric ranking) “The Best 377 Colleges” (no numeric ranking) No. 1 Students Most Engaged in [...]

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  • Accredited by New England
    Association of Schools and
    Colleges

  • Member of the Association
    of American Universities

  • Ranked No. 35 in
    U.S. News & World Report