Admissions and Financial Aid

Admitted Student Events

Virtual Visit Days

This year, we're offering our admitted students a variety of events to experience the Heller community. These events are a great opportunity to connect with your new classmates, explore academic opportunities, network with our esteemed faculty members, and learn about career outcomes of our graduates!  After registering, you will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with a Zoom link inside.

Multiple Programs

[All programs] March 30th —  Black, Disabled, Deaf & Proud  —  12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

[Students admitted into MS-GHPM, MA-COEX, MA-SID, or duals with these programs] April 4th — Global Programs Student Experience Panel  —  12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

[All programs] April 7th   The Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity on Heller's Commitment to Knowledge Advancing Social Justice  —  12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Master of Public Policy

March 11th — MPP Career Outcomes: Maximize Your Heller Experience — 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

April 5th — Creating Community: MPP Admitted Student Meet + Greet — 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

April 13th — Q+A with Current MPP Students — 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Social Impact MBA

March 9th — Maximize Your Heller MBA  —  12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

March 21st — MBA Triple Bottom Line Speaker: Elaine Cohen, Founder and CEO, Beyond Business  — 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 4th — Meet the MBA Professors — 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

April 6th — Heller MBA: Creating a Different MBA Culture — 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

April 12th — Q+A with Current MBA Students — 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

May 9th — MBA Triple Bottom Line Speaker: Matt Kriegsman, Senior Program Manager, Amazon  — 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MA in Sustainable International Development

MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

March 7th  Admitted COEX Students Meet + Greet Session — 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

March 24th  A Virtual Talk with COEX Professor Emerita Fitzduff — 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

MS in Global Health Policy and Management

March 9th Meet the Faculty + Speak with a Current Student — 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

March 16th — MS-GHPM Workshop: Pandemic Preparedness and the Role of Tech — 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PhD in Social Policy

Virtual Class Observations

One of the best ways to understand what makes a Heller education special is to observe one of our classes. Sitting in on a class allows you to connect with current students and learn from our renowned faculty.  Browse classes for your program below, and register here. After registering, you will receive an email 2 hours prior to the start of the class with a Zoom link inside.

Master of Public Policy

[Mondays] Social Policy Analysis: Technique and Application | Mike Doonan

[Tuesdays] Policy Advocacy, Protest, and Community Organizing | Lawrence Bailis

[Wednesdays] Capitalism and the Welfare State | Robert Kuttner

Social Impact MBA

M.A. in Sustainable International Development

[Mondays] Global Social Entrepreneurship Carole Carlson

[Mondays] Contemporary Issues in Africa's Development | Joseph Assan

[Mondays] Organizational Management | Joseph Assan

[Tuesdays] Introduction to Education & Development | Joan Dassin

[Tuesdays] Fundraising & DevelopmentDavid Whalen

[Wednesdays] Policy Analysis & Design in the Developing World | Larry Simon

[Fridays] Culture, Power & Development | Raj Sampath

[Fridays] Education, Gender & Development | Cristina Espinosa-Heywood

[Fridays] Critical Thinking & DevelopmentRaj Sampath

M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

M.S. in Global Health Policy and Management

PhD in Social Policy

[Thursdays] Applied Design and Analysis | Graham Wright

Doctoral Seminars are held Mondays from 12:15 PM–1:45 PM. If you are interested in attending a Doctoral Seminar for your concentration, please contact Amanda Miller

Register here!

Tour Heller Virtually!

Many of our current students tell us that the day they visited campus was the day they decided to come to Heller, and we want to give our admitted students the same opportunity. We're excited to announce our new virtual tour video, which lets admitted students experience the Zinner Forum, explore our classrooms, and picture making Heller their home. Click the image below to begin your virtual tour!

You can also explore the beautiful Brandeis campus by clicking the image below. 

Heller Videos

We also invite you to meet our faculty, current students, and alumni by viewing our videos, like the one below. 

Questions and Additional Information

In the meantime, Heller Admissions staff are available to answer any questions you may have by email.

  • PhD in Social Policy — Amanda Miller, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Master of Public Policy — Jill Maley, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Social Impact MBA — Jill Maley, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions 
  • Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development — Hannah Locke, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence — Ellen Driscoll, Admissions Counselor
  • Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management — Ellen Driscoll, Admissions Counselor
  • Financial Aid — Lynn Davis, Assistant Dean of Admissions 
  • VIDOF process — Lynn Davis, Assistant Dean of Admissions