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Brandeis University

Program in Social Policy

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / Program in Social Policy is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Children, youth and families
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Global health and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health and behavioral health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Assets and inequalities

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying paper, 2-year residency

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

115
Applied
54
Accepted
23
Enrolled
47%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, writing sample, at least 3-5 years of professional experience

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

144
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.47%
Black or African American 5.56%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 32.64%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health; mental health; substance abuse; children, youth, and families; aging; international and community development; disabilities; work and inequality; hunger and poverty
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Susan Parish
Program Director
Email: slp@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-3928