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An Online Community Like No Other

We’ve designed our online programs to help balance your education with full-time work and other professional, academic and personal commitments. In our fully asynchronous programs, you can log in to courses and complete your work anytime, from any location. You’ll interact with your expert instructors and peers in small classes. Brandeis welcomes students and faculty from diverse backgrounds. With our culture of inclusion, you’ll be a part of the Brandeis network, no matter where you’re learning from.

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Meet Your Brandeis Support Team

Our team is committed to providing you with support for the entirety of your educational journey with Brandeis. Here are just a few of the team members you’ll interact with.

You’ll be contacted by an enrollment counselor who will help you choose a degree path and register for courses.

After enrollment, your student advisor is committed to helping you make the right choices for your unique goals as you complete your degree.

You’ll have the support you need to complete your education online through our tech support specialists.

Student Resources

Brandeis provides exceptional resources to online learners. Explore some of the many resources available to you as a student.

Unparalleled Support for Brandeis Students

From the moment you enroll at Brandeis, no matter where you are, you’ll have the guidance you need to thrive in an online environment. Here are just a few of our student services.

UNet Home Space

For personal network-based file storage, use UNet Home Space to back up files, share files with others by publishing to the web or move files from one computer to another.

Student Accessibility Support

The university is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with appropriately documented physical, learning or psychological disabilities.

Library Resources

You can borrow physical and digital books from the Brandeis Library through OneSearch. In addition, a membership in the Boston Library Consortium means current Brandeis faculty, staff and students may borrow materials from Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University by presenting their Brandeis ID.

Take the Next Step with Brandeis

As you prepare for the next phase of your career, Brandeis offers opportunities to grow your network and receive expert mentorship. Explore our career resources.

B Connect

You are invited to join B Connect, a powerful networking and mentorship hub available exclusively to the Brandeis community. This association welcomes approximately 800 new graduates each year and offers a variety of valuable benefits and resources for alumni, including connecting with other alumni, browsing job opportunities posted by alumni, seeking mentorship from alumni, offering mentorship to current students and/or alumni, etc.


Job listings, career events, and career strategy resources are at your fingertips and available 24/7 through Brandeis University’s partnership with Handshake – a leading online platform connecting university students and alumni with employers seeking talent.


We encourage you to connect directly with your program chair, faculty and program mentors for insight, advice, and mentorship as you explore career and industry-related questions.

Job Opportunities from the Community

We are proud to be able to provide you, both as a student and an alumni, with a vast array of career and academic advancement opportunities submitted by alumni and community members.

Career & Professional Development Programming

Presentations, workshops and webinars related to professional development, skill mapping, and industry-specific career support are offered throughout the year.

Christin Clohosey
“I appreciate the support and guidance I received. I was fortunate to have some excellent teachers during my studies and the online format and structure gave me the flexibility to complete the program at a pace that worked with my work schedule. I’m the first woman in my family to earn my master’s degree and it’s a distinction I hold with immense pride.”
– Christin Clohosey, 2023

Why Choose Brandeis University’s Online Programs?

An Education with High Honors

Brandeis consistently ranks among the nation’s top universities per U.S. News & World Report, so you can be confident your degree comes from one of the best institutions in the country.

Insights from the Field

Active professionals at the top of their respective fields create and teach all online courses. They share their real-world experiences along with the most current information about industry trends, challenges and the skills you need to thrive.

Small Classes with a Big Impact

Small classes equal strong relationships with your instructors. Faculty will engage you through weekly discussions to spark follow-up conversations, summarize key learning points and answer questions.

Leaders in Online Learning

We’ve delivered online courses for well over a decade. Our faculty members create and refresh courses infused with best practices to optimize your experience.

Technology Requirements

ComponentWindows ComputerApple Mac OS Computer
Operating SystemWindows 10 or Windows 11Mac OS X 11.4 or later
RAM4 GB or more4 GB or more
Hardware peripherals
  • Microphone headset and webcam
  • Printer
  • Microphone headset and webcam
  • Printer
Internet connectionHigh-speed/broadband connectionHigh-speed/broadband connection
Web browserLatest version of:
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
Latest version of:
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Safari
Media players/plugins
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • VLC
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • QuickTime Player
Microsoft Office
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel

It is highly recommended that students and instructors use the most current version of one of the web browsers listed. These browsers are free, and the determination of which to use is a matter of personal preference. Note that cookies must be enabled in the browser. Most browsers have cookies enabled by default. It is also recommended that browser ad-blocker extensions be disabled, as they may unintentionally block content or functionality on the site. If you are unsure of whether your browser is configured properly, contact Technical Support for assistance.

Most courses feature content created using Microsoft Office programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, so it is highly recommended that students purchase these programs. Some programs are web-based and offered as a subscription. Make sure you know exactly what you are buying and whether the purchase price represents a one-time expense or an annual service fee. Some Microsoft Office configurations offer student discounts.