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 9th for social policy and 13th for health policy and management.

Social policy and health policy and management are specialty areas within the public affairs category, where Heller ranks in the top 21% of graduate schools in the U.S. U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a survey of deans, directors, and department chairs at 271 graduate schools of public affairs across the country.

“Heller’s legacy is one of innovation and dedication to making the world a more equitable place. As we continue to make profound contributions to the fields of social policy and health policy and management, we are cognizant of the changes that need to be made and how we can make them,” says Interim Dean Maria Madison. “Every day, our faculty and researchers commit themselves to improving health care access, promoting racial and economic equity, and advocating for improvements in disability rights, child poverty, and workforce and labor market conditions. It’s an honor to be recognized by our peer institutions for these efforts that impact meaningful change in our world.”