The Heller MPP at Brandeis University is an innovative and interdisciplinary two-year graduate program that equips future leaders to succeed in careers within government, advocacy, policy research and analysis, policy implementation, and community work. The program draws bright and accomplished students who are committed to social change, helping to prepare them with the intellectual and professional tools to become the next generation of leading policymakers. Our students specialize in critical policy areas, including health and behavioral health, poverty alleviation, children, youth, and families, and aging, while others pursue a general track. Heller’s networks and leadership in these areas provide our students with excellent internship and research opportunities as well as the chance to work with a faculty member and senior researcher on a policy analysis thesis in the final semester.
With the Heller School’s rich tradition of being in the vanguard of critical public and social policy research, analysis, and practice, the Heller MPP is designed to help students maximize their impact. Additionally, the Heller alumni network has more than two thousand members, and our faculty members are deeply engaged in their policy fields. The Heller School has helped launch countless careers dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people, and we invite you to learn more about the Heller MPP.
Michael Doonan, PhD '02
Director, Master of Public Policy Program