About Brandeis University

Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is named for the late Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the first Jewish justice of the United States Supreme Court, and reflects the ideals of academic excellence and social justice he personified. Brandeis University opened on the site of the former Middlesex University in Waltham, Massachusetts, with 107 students and 13 faculty members. Under the leadership of founding president Abram L. Sachar, Brandeis grew quickly in size and scholarly influence, joining the ranks of the most respected research institutions while still very young.

In 1961, only 13 years after its founding, Brandeis won Phi Beta Kappa accreditation, a distinction fewer than 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities earn. 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 was elected to the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only group representing 62 of the most prominent research universities in the United States and Canada. In addition, Brandeis University is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Since its early days, Brandeis has been a top tier university with global reach, attracting students and faculty from around the world to pursue learning and scholarship at the highest levels. Ours is a community rooted in purpose, guided by our founding values, poised to lead in education and research in the 21st century.

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 12 fully online, part-time master’s degrees and one online graduate certificate program. With four 10-week sessions each year, Brandeis GPS provides exceptional programs with a convenient and [...]

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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 and on the attention given to advising [...]

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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 MS 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: U.S. News & World Report (2018) National Universities: No. 34 (Most Selective) Best Values: No. 27 Best Graduate School in Social Policy (Public Affairs): No. 10 High School Counselor Rankings: No. 42 The Princeton Review (2016) No. 7 Students Most Engaged in Community Service “Best Value Colleges [...]

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  • Member of the Association
    of American Universities

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

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