Heller is the only graduate school where the idealism of a social justice mission meets the rigor and prestige of a top-ranked policy school. We are a leading community of scholars committed to progressive social policy and development, at a school specifically founded to advance careers committed to social change.
At Heller, you’ll learn to navigate the full circle of policy creation and implementation. You’ll understand the root causes of today’s most pressing social issues, develop the management skills to design effective solutions and build the capacity to put your ideas into practice.
With more than $18 million in grant-funded projects annually, our 10 research centers and institutes generate knowledge that informs policymakers and supports practitioners. Research faculty are a key part of a Heller education—they teach courses, employ students as research assistants and provide mentoring.