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Brandeis University

Department of Psychology

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Psychology is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Brain, body and behavior
Master of Arts (MA) General psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social/developmental psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cognitive neuroscience

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required
Research reports

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

147
Applied
32
Accepted
14
Enrolled
22%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
35%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.26%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 3
Male (7)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Brain, body, and behavior across the lifespan; face perception and nonverbal communication; learning and memory; motor control and spatial orientation; neurophysiology of learning and decision making; personality and cognition in adulthood and old age; social, cultural and affective neuroscience; social relations and health physiology; speech comprehension and memory; taste physiology and psychophysics; visual perception
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Angela Gutchess
Director of Graduate Study
Email: gutchess@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-3247

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