Heller Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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The Heller MPP

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The Heller MPP at Brandeis University is an interdisciplinary graduate program that equips future leaders to succeed in careers within government, advocacy, policy research and analysis, policy implementation, and community work.

Research and Policy

The Heller School’s nine research and policy institutes and centers are known for rigorous scholarship that improves the lives of vulnerable populations both locally and globally.  A diverse portfolio of policy research is supported by over $20 million in government and private funding. Topics include:

  • Health
  • Behavioral health
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Global health
  • Aging
  • Disabilities
  • Children, youth and families 
  • Philanthropy
  • Management and leadership

Research conducted at Heller is socially relevant and responsive and has contributed to significant social change over fifty-five years. A sample of issues investigated include:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Legislative rights for persons with disabilities
  • Medicare payment system improvement
  • Services for those returning from the military
  • Mental health parity
  • Strategies for policy impact by charitable foundations  
  • Reducing the racial wealth gap
  • Increasing diversity in the workplace
  • Assessing the impact of nutrition standards on schools and students

The significant amount and quality of research is a rich resource for classroom experience and opportunity for students working alongside faculty and researchers to be at the cutting edge.  

Heller Research Institutes

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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