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Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies

Brandeis University's Graduate Professional Studies division (GPS) is dedicated to developing innovative programs for working professionals. GPS offers 10 fully online, part-time master’s degrees and one online graduate certificate. With three 10-week terms each year, GPS provides exceptional programs with a convenient and flexible online approach. Courses are small by design and led by industry experts who deliver professional insights and individualized support.

GPS benefits include:

  • A flexible admissions process. Students can take up to two courses without formally applying for admission to a program. This is a great opportunity to pilot our online learning platform and experience multiple curricula if you're torn between two programs.
  • Quality online education. GPS has been applying best practices in online course delivery for more than a decade.
  • Small classes. With less than 20 students per course, you will be able to actively engage with your peers and instructors.
  • Experienced instructors. You will collaborate with leaders in your industry who bring an array of relevant experiences and connections to their classrooms.
  • Flexibility. With a set weekly pace, you'll be able to participate on a schedule that works for you. 
  • Personal student 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 programs are shaped by professional advisory board members who capture the latest best practices of their respective industries. Our course material goes through layers of reviews to ensure it stays as current as possible.
  • Around-the-clock technology support. Our help Ddesk 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)

Educational Offerings

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Apply a variety of skills to the processing, storage, analysis and modeling of many types of biological data. Provide valuable insights into the understanding of complex biological systems and their quantitative data. Positively impact research projects in the corporate and academic sectors. Effectively communicate and present bioinformatic analysis to multidisciplinary project teams.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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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Build and actively manage digital marketing campaigns across social media, website and mobile platforms. Have a comprehensive working knowledge of digital and social media platforms. Write appropriate content for online and digital audiences. Develop thorough digital marketing campaigns that integrate multiple channels. Track results of digital advertising through analytics tools and use the data to inform future marketing decisions. Use advanced media tools to enhance digital strategies. Communicate the value of digital marketing as it relates to an organization's overall marketing strategy.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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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Facilitate the development and advancement of emerging information technologies to improve healthcare delivery and cost efficiencies. Gain an in-depth understanding of new and existing health information management systems within the context of the U.S. healthcare system. Become proficient in the "language" of healthcare, navigate the rules around using medical data, and obtain relevant information to assess changes to the healthcare system. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and management of information technology solutions to improve patient care and the healthcare delivery process. Utilize health information technology for decision support, knowledge management, strategic planning, and outcomes assessment to optimize cost efficiencies in the healthcare system. Effectively interface between the data systems developers and the user community.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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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Assess risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization. Understand the technical, organizational and human factors associated with these risks. Evaluate information technology tools designed to protect against threats facing organizations. Assess the impact of security policies on existing complex systems and organizational objectives while simultaneously considering regulatory requirements and compliance. Oversee the information security life cycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, development and evolution of secure infrastructures.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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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Develop and lead teams of technical people toward the achievement of established goals, and manage the development of their product. Identify ways in which technology can be applied to solve existing, new or anticipated problems. Leverage technology to realize strategic management goals and opportunities. Assure the quality of information as well as its value to those who will ultimately use it for decision-making. Think, write and speak cogently and persuasively about ongoing or anticipated work with colleagues, end-users and corporate leadership, and listen carefully to feedback.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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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Apply evidence-based learning science and online pedagogical principles to the design, development, facilitation, and assessment of online courses and programs. Develop online instructional products and environments utilizing ADDIE and other models of instructional systems design. Design dynamic, adaptive, and interactive online multimedia-based instructional content and courseware. Evaluate and integrate instructional technologies, platforms, and collaborative tools for use in diverse instructional settings and applications. Demonstrate creativity and innovation in the application of instructional design principles and technologies to respond to instructional challenges and emerging trends. Lead and manage online instructional design and technology teams and projects, utilizing effective written and oral communication strategies.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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 and Technology consists of six required courses and four electives.

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Initiate, plan, execute, control, evaluate and close out projects in a way that assures the delivery of the negotiated scope and quality level, while meeting time and budget constraints. Effectively communicate the project/program status, issues, expectations and risks, both verbally and in writing, to project and program stakeholders. Demonstrate how projects contribute to an organization’s ability to realize its strategic goals and business benefits. Exercise management and leadership skills in the conduct of programs and projects of various size, scope and complexity that may be international in nature.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS in Project and Program Management stands apart because it equips students to:
  • Deliver a project's business value while realizing time, cost, scope and quality goals.
  • Develop hard and soft skills essential for project success.
  • Build a portfolio of techniques and apply them to projects of varying size and complexity.
This 30-credit program consists of seven required courses and three electives.

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Apply a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the cost-effective development, operation and maintenance of software systems to the satisfaction of their beneficiaries. Build solutions using different technologies, architectures and life-cycle approaches in the context of different organizational structures, with demonstrated programming expertise in at least one language among Java, C++, and C#. Foster the development, adoption and sustained use of standards of excellence for software engineering practices. Communicate effectively and think critically about a wide range of issues arising in the context of working constructively on software projects.
$32250.00
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. Students seeking a professional focus in the Master of Software Engineering program have the option to follow one of five tracks that focus on a particular area of interest:
  1. Web and Mobile Development
  2. Enterprise Architecture and Development
  3. Software Testing
  4. Networking
  5. Databases

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Identify and assess the opportunities, needs and constraints for data collection, measurement, tracking, analysis, reporting and overall management within a strategic organizational context. Communicate the value of strategic analytics as it relates to an organization’s bottom line through both revenue increase and expense reduction. Identify ways in which data can be analyzed, interpreted, reported and applied to solve or prevent existing or new business problems. Bridge the gap between data and business by effectively communicating analysis results to drive strategic decisions and direction. Lead analytics teams and projects. Integrate leadership and communication skills with information technology, information management, and data science to maximize business intelligence and decision making. Leverage technology to evaluate and apply analytic tools and techniques to manage large sets of data, distributed data, and cloud-based data. Design innovative, cross-functional data analytics solutions for applied business strategies.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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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Conceive, articulate and implement a design. Develop effective methods and criteria for system organization and evaluation of designs. Identify and apply social and psychological principles to predict and explain user response. Identify and apply social and psychological principles when conceiving and implementing designs. Identify the human factors that may influence user response and define appropriate solutions. Implement design thinking to foster innovation.
$32250.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS 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

  • Business: Information Technology
  • Business: Social Media
  • Business: Project Management
  • Computers & Software: Security & Cybersecurity
  • Education: Instructional Design
  • Science & Math: Bioinformatics
  • Business: Management & Leadership
  • Engineering: Software
  • Computers & Software: Analytics & Data Management
  • Computers & Software: User Testing

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