Advanced Study

This two-year residential track follows the same first year curriculum as the two-year practicum track. In their second year, students are required to complete at least 12 credits per semester.  Advanced Studies students work closely with an academic adviser on a substantial research paper in their main area of interest.  Students use their second year in residence to build more expertise in their chosen specialization by taking additional courses in SID, at the Heller School, at Brandeis or at universities throughout the Boston Consortium. The program culminates with a presentation of the student’s work at a Capstone event in May of the students’ second year.  Students who complete all credit requirements, the required master’s paper or consultant’s report, and their Capstone presentation graduate in May of their second year.