Details at a Glance
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Ranked a top ten school of social policy by U.S. News & World Report, the Heller School gives you access to the nation’s leading policy analysts and top research institutes. We offer six exemplary social policy programs, each providing you with the theoretical skills, practical experience and diverse perspectives you need to impart meaningful change in your community and around the world.
• Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence
• Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development
• Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management
At Heller, you’ll benefit from the diverse perspectives of a highly engaged faculty and an international student population. You’ll develop a deep understanding of the root causes of society’s most pressing social issues, the capacity to analyze and design effective solutions, and the management skills to put your ideas into practice. Whichever cause you are most committed to – ending poverty, improving health policy, protecting the environment, spurring community development, resolving conflict or protecting the rights of women, children and minorities – you’ll develop the broad knowledge and focused skills to better serve the communities you care deeply about and have a positive impact on society. In every classroom and every degree program, you’ll work with students and faculty who are relentlessly focused on improving lives locally and globally through smart social policies and leadership in mission-driven organizations.
If you are solutions-oriented and passionate about social justice, we encourage you to request more information about our degree programs, learn more at heller.brandeis.edu or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-3820.
- Personal Statement
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- GRE scores for the MPP or PhD program
- GMAT or GRE scores for the MBA program
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for some international applicants
Visit our website to check application deadlines for your program of interest.
Total Students486 Students
- Domestic students of color: 43%
- International students: 34%
- Countries represented: 39
Clubs & Associations
Net Impact – Heller Chapter
Immigrant Justice Working Group
Black Graduate Student Association
Gender Working Group
Brandeis Queer Graduate Student Union
Heller PhD Student Association
Brandeis Graduate Christian Fellowship
Disability Working Group
Brandeis University Africa Forum
Brandeis Asian Baptist Student Koinonia
Racial Equity Working Group
Bishar Jenkins, MPP'20, Health Policy Fellow, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson's Office
Sarah Leonard, MS GHPM/MA COEX'19, Public Health Advisor, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Matthew Kriegsman, MBA'20, Management Associate of Strategy, Operations & Financial Management, Atrium Health’s MedCenter Air
Ramandeep Kaur, PhD’15, Health Services Researcher at RTI International
Julia Szendro, MA COEX'18, Policy Analyst, NYC Department of Corrections Intergovernmental Affairs Unit
Maryse Pearce, MBA/MPP'18, Program Manager, Stonewall Community Foundation
Nicole Levesque, MS GHPM'21, Program Analyst, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Sasha Albert, PhD’20, Senior Researcher with the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
Fran Hodgins, MBA/MPP'18, Program Associate, Health Policy Commission
Brooke Evans, PhD’19, Director for Behavioral Health and Opioid Stewardship, Washington State Hospital Association
What Our Students Say
It’s really common that a student will say something in class that I never, ever would have thought of myself. I love that about this program.Tozoe Marton, MS GHPM/MA SID ‘20
My Heller cohort continues to be my extended family and professional network. I frequently reach out to individuals or groups to inquire about specific topics and I’m always amazed by the overwhelming support.Rodrigo Moran, MA SID ‘16
I was drawn in by Heller’s social justice focus. I didn’t want to have to do a more traditional graduate program and translate that to the work I wanted to do. I wanted to be around people who cared about the same things I cared about.Maryse Pearce, MPP/MBA ‘18
It’s really common that a student will say something in class that I never, ever would have thought of myself. I love that about this program.
My Heller cohort continues to be my extended family and professional network. I frequently reach out to individuals or groups to inquire about specific topics and I’m always amazed by the overwhelming support.
I was drawn in by Heller’s social justice focus. I didn’t want to have to do a more traditional graduate program and translate that to the work I wanted to do. I wanted to be around people who cared about the same things I cared about.
Tuition & Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Available
- Application Fee Waivers Available