Academics

Heller Course Highlight: Causal Inference and Machine Learning in Studies Using Observational Data

February 20, 2024

Brielle Ruscitti, MS GHPM/MA SID '24, highlights one of the classes that she's taking this spring within the PhD program.

Designing my Spring Schedule

December 12, 2023

Brielle Ruscitti, MS GHPM/MA SID '24, talks us through how she went about planning her final semester at Heller!

Making Course Selections with Hannah Watson

October 26, 2023

Hannah Watson talks about her decision to take Social Policy Analysis: Technique and Application.

Changing the World 101: Social Policy and Management through the Lens of Equity

October 19, 2023

Brielle Ruscitti shares her experience taking Social Policy and Management through the Lens of Equity, taught by Alexandra Pineros-Shields.

How Helpful is Social Policy Analysis, Anyway?

October 12, 2023

Hannah Watson reflects on how her social policy and analysis class has prepared her to be a more effective policy analyst.

Setting Yourself Up for Success this Summer

June 22, 2023

Amanda Miller shares these steps to best position yourself for success in graduate school.

Neh Meh’s Favorite Class at Heller: Political Ecology and Development

April 27, 2023

Neh Meh shares her favorite class at Heller.

True Life: Reflections of 2nd Year Graduate Student

April 20, 2023

With only a month until graduation, Ronunique Clark reflects on her time at Heller.

Midterm Madness with Calah

April 18, 2023

This midterm season, Calah McQuarters shares how she's keeping it all balanced.

Spark Tank 2023

April 11, 2023

Amanda Miller gives a preview of this year's Spark Tank event.

The Importance of Pivoting

March 30, 2023

Andy Mendez talks about how the ability to pivot can really serve you well in graduate school.

Surviving the Spring Semester

March 23, 2023

Brielle Ruscitti talks about how she's balancing school, finding a job, and taking time for herself.

Day in the Life of a Social Impact MBA Student

March 21, 2023

Calah McQuarters shares a day in her life as an MBA student.

A Day in the Life of a Second Year MBA/SID Student

March 02, 2023

Andy Mendez shares a day in her life as a Heller MBA/MA SID student.

A Day in the Life of an MS GHPM/MA SID student

February 28, 2023

Brielle Ruscitti shares a day in her life as an MS GHPM/MA SID student.

A Day In The Life of a 2nd Year MPP Student

February 21, 2023

Ronunique Clark shares a day in her life as a Heller MPP student.

Sample Semester Schedule from A Social Impact MBA Student

February 16, 2023

Calah McQuarters shares what a typical schedule might look like for an MBA student.

A Sample Semester Schedule

February 02, 2023

Brielle Ruscitti provides an example of what a typical semester schedule might look like.

Ronunique’s Final Semester Schedule

January 26, 2023

Ronunique Clark shares her current schedule for her final semester.

Facing Your Capstone Presentation

January 12, 2023

Neh Meh talks about her experience of finishing her capstone presentation.

Event Recap: Punishment Culture and the Persistence of Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts

November 01, 2022

Ronunique discusses thoughts about a bonus lecture she attended on campus.

Health at Heller

September 27, 2022

Amanda Miller talks about the options to study health at Heller within different programs.

Best Study Spaces, Part 2

September 15, 2022

Andy Mendez continues her list of best places to study, this time in the Waltham area.

Andy’s Best Study Spaces, Part 1

August 30, 2022

Andy Mendez gives her take on the best places to study on the Brandeis campus.

Flash Forward: What are Heller graduates doing right now?

August 16, 2022

Amanda Miller gives a career update on some past Heller graduates.

Andy’s Second Year Fall Schedule

August 09, 2022

Andy talks about her Fall semester as a dual Social Impact MBA/MA SID student.

Daniella’s Got a New Job!

July 26, 2022

Daniella Levine discusses how her MPP courses at Heller prepared her for her new job.

Ariel Wexler’s Favorite Class: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

July 19, 2022

Ariel Wexler discusses her favorite class at Heller.

Andy’s Team Consulting Experience Part II

June 23, 2022

Andy Mendez chronicles her experience during the Social Impact MBA Team Consulting Project.

My Team Consulting Project Experience

June 09, 2022

Andy Mendez gives us a peek into the Team Consulting Project experience.

Congratulating… The Heller Class of 2022!

May 19, 2022

Amanda Miller offers congratulations her to the Heller Class of 2022 and bids farewell to two Heller Admission's Graduate Assistants.

Five Fast Facts about Interim Dean, Maria Madison

April 21, 2022

Amanda Miller gives a few fact facts about Heller's new interim Dean.

A Year of Virtual Learning, As Told By Hannah Lougheed’s Laptop

March 08, 2022

Hannah Lougheed discusses her experience with virtual learning at Heller.

A Spoon Full of Sugar / Applied Regression Analysis

February 17, 2022

Hannah Lougheed talks about overcoming the fear of new challenges in the classroom.

Professor Spotlight: Marji Erickson Warfield and Lisa Lynch

December 28, 2021

Daniella Levine gives two of her professors a shout-out.

Looking Ahead to Your Capstone with Sami Rovins

August 31, 2021

Sami Rovins advises on how to prepare for your capstone presentation.

Is the MA in Sustainable International Development Program Right for Me?

August 26, 2021

Amanda Miller gives an overview of Heller's MA in Sustainable International Development program.

Transitioning Back to Life as a Student with Sami

August 24, 2021

Sami Rovins gives her perspective on rejoining the academic world after a few years in the professional world.

Is the MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program Right for Me?

August 19, 2021

Amanda Miller gives an overview of Heller's MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program.

Back to School Nerves (like never before!) with Daniella

August 17, 2021

Danielle Levine prepares to return to campus for Fall 2021.

Back to School Planning with Doug

August 12, 2021

Doug Nevins prepares to return to campus for Fall 2021.

Is the MS in Global Health Policy and Management Program Right for Me?

August 05, 2021

Amanda Miller gives an overview of Heller's MS in Global Health Policy and Management program.

Yes to Summer Reading

July 29, 2021

Daniella Levine talks about why you should embrace summer reading assignments.

Wondering What Courses to Take? Sami Has Suggestions!

July 22, 2021

Sami Rovins gives recommendations for some "must-take" courses at Heller.

Is the PhD in Social Policy Right for Me?

July 20, 2021

Amanda Miller gives an overview of Heller's PhD in Social Policy program.

Why Study Gender Policy?

July 15, 2021

Daniella Levine talks why studying gender policy is still vital.

Is the Master of Public Policy Program Right for Me?

June 29, 2021

Amanda Miller gives an overview of Heller's Master of Public Policy program.

Is the Social Impact MBA Program Right for Me?

June 22, 2021

Amanda Miller gives an overview of Heller's Social Impact MBA program.

Time Management Challenge: Summer MBA Courses

June 17, 2021

Doug Nevins talks about how he's juggling his summer MBA courses.

Facing Your Fears at Heller

June 15, 2021

Sami Rovins talks about one of the biggest challenges she's faced during her time at Heller.

(Half of) A Week in the Life of a Heller Student

June 03, 2021

Hannah Lougheed gives you insight into what a typical school week looks like.

Facing Challenges This Semester

May 27, 2021

Sazia Nowshin tells us about one of the biggest challenges she's faced in graduate school so far.

How Can Map-Making Impact Social Policy?

May 20, 2021

Doug Nevins shares some resources to learn map-making skills, and why it might be a more useful skill than you may think.

Changing the World 101: Policy Analysis

May 13, 2021

Daniella Levine shares her favorite class at Heller.

Sami’s Top Five Moments at Heller

April 29, 2021

Sami Rovins shares what her top five moments at Heller have been.

Library Appreciation Day with Doug Nevins

April 15, 2021

Doug Nevins shares some of the resources available to Heller students at the Brandeis library.

Navigating Challenges in Graduate School with Sami Rovins

March 30, 2021

Life happens, even when you're in graduate school. Sami Rovins shares how she's navigating a tough situation while attending classes.

Hello Heller!: Daniella Levine’s Acceptance Story

March 25, 2021

Daniella Levine tells the story of receiving her acceptance for Heller.

Balancing the School-Work Lifestyle with Andrea Tyree

March 18, 2021

Andrea Tyree gives you her tips for keeping a life-work balance.

A Week in the Life with Sami Rovins

February 11, 2021

Sami Rovins shares what a week in the life of a Heller student looks like.

Facing Challenges with Doug Nevins

February 09, 2021

Doug Nevins tells us about some of the challenges he's faced this semester.

The Final Stretch: Sami’s Last Semester

January 28, 2021

Sami Rovins talks about how she she's powering through her final semester.

My First Semester: A Look Back with Andrea Tyree

January 05, 2021

Andrea Tyree reflects on her first semester at Heller.

Changing the World 101: Democracy and Development

November 24, 2020

Sami Rovins shares her favorite class at Heller.

Changing the World 101: Assets and Social Policy

October 22, 2020

Andrea Tyree shares her favorite class at Heller.

A Whole New World: MA COEX to MS GHPM

October 15, 2020

Sami Rovins talks about the transition from the MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program to the MS in Global Health Policy and Management program as a dual degree student.

New Semester, New Challenges

October 13, 2020

Doug Nevins shares some of the challenges that he's facing in the Fall 2020 semester.

Changing the World 101: Sami Rovins’ Favorite Classes

October 10, 2020

Sami Rovins shares her favorite class at Heller.

Back to School with Sami Rovins

October 01, 2020

Sami Rovins shares her experience returning to Heller and starting the MS in Global Health Policy and Management portion of her degree.

Welcome Back: Doug Nevins

September 22, 2020

Doug Nevins reflects on returning to Heller in a virtual setting.

Changing the World 101: Elizabeth Nguyen’s Favorite Classes

September 08, 2020

Elizabeth Nguyen shares her favorite class at Heller.

Heller Reading List: Sami Rovins Shares Her Favorite Readings

August 27, 2020

Sami Rovins gives her recommended reading list.

Deciding on a Dual Degree: Doug Nevins’ Perspective

August 06, 2020

Doug Nevins shares why he decided on a dual degree at Heller.

Heller Reading List: Doug Nevins Shares His Favorite Readings

July 16, 2020

Doug Nevins gives his list of recommended readings.

Changing the World 101: Labor Income, Labor Power, and Labor Markets

June 30, 2020

Doug Nevins shares his favorite class at Heller.

Deciding on a Dual Degree: Sami Rovins’ Perspective

May 28, 2020

Sami Rovins shares why she decided to get a dual degree from Heller.

Changing the World 101: Women, Peacemaking, and Peacebuilding

May 19, 2020

Sami Rovins shares her favorite class at Heller.