About Heller

Our Rankings

The Heller School consistently ranks among the nation’s top graduate schools of public affairs by U.S. News & World Report. For 2024, Heller is ranked 11th for health policy and management and 14th for social policy.

Social policy and health policy and management are specialty areas within the public affairs category, where Heller ranks in the top 25% of schools. Heller is among the top five graduate schools of public affairs in New England. These rankings reflect peer assessments of deans, directors and department chairs at 269 schools of public affairs. Our deep commitment to excellence pushes us to constantly pursue our motto of “knowledge advancing social justice.”

“These rankings are an indicator of the strong social policy and health policy and management work being done at the Heller School year after year,” says Interim Dean Maria Madison. “I am pleased that our peer institutions continue to recognize the contributions that we make within the field of public affairs. At Heller, our faculty and researchers are leading experts in key policy areas, including health care access, racial and economic equity, disability rights, child poverty, and workforce and labor market conditions.”