Psychology, M.A. | Brandeis University | Waltham, United States
12 months
55104 USD/year
55104 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Brandeis University's Department of Psychology offers the M.A. degree at Brandeis University in general psychology and the Ph.D. in Brain, Body, and Behavior Across the Lifespan. Our active and collegial department emphasizes a rigorous, scientific approach to the understanding of human behavior.


The Master of Arts Psychology program at Brandeis University provides students with an understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology (social, developmental and cognitive), as well as direct research experience (experimental design, data collection, data analysis and research writing). Recent graduates of our master's program have gone on to pursuits such as doctoral programs, research assistants, clinical research coordinators, and project managers.

The goal of the Ph.D. program is to develop excellent researchers and teachers who will become leaders in psychological science. Dissertation supervisors are leaders in the field and pursue research in the following: cortical-hippocampal interactions in learning; face perception and nonverbal communication; learning and memory; motor control and spatial orientation; personality and cognition in adulthood and old age; social and affective neuroscience; social relations and health; taste physiology and psychophysics; and visual perception.

Learning outcomes

The Ph.D. program's instruction is established on the principle that the study of human behavior should include a comprehensive consideration of body, brain, social, and developmental processes. The curriculum upholds this belief with the help of two training grants. Under the Brain, Body, and Behavior training curriculum, students gain the biomedical knowledge necessary to study behavioral and mental health as members of an interdisciplinary research team. Under the Training in Cognitive Aging in a Social Context curriculum, students focus on adult development and aging by blending cognitive and social perspectives. Both curricula challenge our doctoral students to become excellent psychological science leaders in their field, whether in an academic or applied research setting.

Programme Structure


  • Cortical-hippocampal Interactions in Learning
  • Face Perception and Nonverbal Communication
  • Learning and Memory
  • Motor Control and Spatial Orientation
  • Personality 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application
  • An application fee
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Two letters of recommendation, submitted electronically. The Bachelor's/MS program requires only one letter of recommendation.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    55104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55104 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    55104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55104 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Waltham

1515 - 3136 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Brandeis University
Brandeis University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!