Student in class responding to a conversation.The Heller MPP is a two-year program to develop the skill set that every policy analyst and social change agent needs to be successful.

It starts by learning how to conduct sophisticated structural analysis. Students can choose to study in a specific social policy concentration, such as poverty alleviation or behavioral health, and everyone gains experience on the ground through funded internships.

“The other day the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities sent me some new research they’ve been doing on the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit, and these are things we talked about in class. I feel versed in what’s going on, I can speak the language and I know what family policy is concerned with today."

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