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Brandeis to offer Master of Science in Robotic Software Engineering

We are excited to officially announce the launch of a new GPS master’s degree: Robotic Software Engineering. Like all other GPS programs, the Master of Science degree is fully online and designed in conjunction with experts in the field.

This program addresses the growing demand for software engineers who have experience with the technologies used to power autonomous robots.

“Essentially every global industry will feel the impact of autonomous robots and the software that drives them,” said Krishna Gopalakrishnan, Brandeis GPS program development chair and senior software engineer at Amazon Robotics. “Software engineers who want to remain competitive in their fields will need to keep up with the specific set of skills and technologies that relate to robotics.”

Learn more here.

If you’re interested in applying to the MS in Robotic Software Engineering, you  should submit your application by June 20 for fall admission. Those interested in the program who do not yet wish to pursue a full master’s degree can still participate. At Brandeis GPS, you can take up to two online courses without officially enrolling. This is a great opportunity to get to know our programs and approach to online learning. Learn more about our MS in Robotic Software Engineering, and preview our Robotic Software Engineering courses here.

Questions? Contact our enrollment team at or 781-736-8787.

Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies division (GPS) offers fully online, part-time master’s degrees and professional development courses in today’s most in-demand fields. With four 10-week sessions each year, students can complete their degree in as little as 18 months. Courses are led by industry experts who deliver professional insights and individualized support. Brandeis GPS is dedicated to extending the rigorous academic standards that make Brandeis University one of the top institutions in the country to a diverse population seeking to advance their careers through continuing studies. Brandeis is a medium-sized private research university with a global reach, dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education and the making of groundbreaking discoveries. The university’s 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students are motivated, compassionate, curious, and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. 

In Case You Missed It: Moshe Kai Cavalin our 17-year-old M.S. in Information Security Student

He’s 17, he can’t drive a car, he can’t vote and he can’t have a drink to celebrate his success. Moshe Kai Cavalin is just your typical teenager from San Gabriel, California.

Except he had two college degrees by 15, flies planes and interns at NASA. He graduated from community college at 11, and finished a bachelor’s in math from the University of California, Los Angeles at age 15. Now he is sending his talents to Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies.

Cavalin will be taking online courses in information security shortly after his bouts with NASA (where he is helping develop surveillance technology for airplanes and drones). We cannot wait to welcome such a talented individual into our program. Until then, learn more about Cavalin here.


‘What’s Your Why’ Scholarship


We know going back to school isn’t easy. You have a career and a personal life and countless other things to manage, not to mention the financial strain of going back to school. And yet you still want your master’s. Well, we are here to help!

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering up to $1000 in credit on your student account for the Spring 2016 term.

Five scholarships will be awarded:

  1. 3 lucky students will receive a $1000 credit
  2. 2 runner ups will each receive a $500 credit.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship all you have to do is tell us your why. In 250-500 words tell us your reason for going back to school and address the following questions:

  • Why did you decide/are currently deciding to return to school to obtain a graduate degree at Brandeis GPS?
  • What do you hope to gain, professionally and personally, by earning your degree?

Individuals applying for the scholarship must either be admitted to a Brandeis GPS program or have a completed application submitted by December 1, 2015. New applicants are welcome as are GPS Alumni returning for a sequential degree. Submissions must be completed by December 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Recipients will be notified no later than December 15, 2015. Those who receive the award will be virtually interviewed and recorded.

This award has no cash value and cannot be redeemed in any ways besides an account credit. If your employer reimburses your tuition, the discount will be passed on to them. The credit is only valid for the 2016 Spring semester and cannot be transferred; it will be applied after any discounts you are already receiving. Lastly, the credit must be applied to your tuition and cannot be put towards specific classes.

We look forward to hearing your stories and wish you all the best of luck. Applicants can submit their essays here. You are also encouraged to share an optional video via social media using the hashtag #GPSWhatsYourWhy.

Questions? Feel free to contact Lindsay Atkinson at 781-736-8734 or


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