Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Social Policy

The General Social Policy concentration is an opportunity for students to create their own concentration or to choose between one of the existing offerings. Students who concentrate in General Social Policy work with an advisor in designing a customized concentration from courses within Heller, other Brandeis University graduate programs, and the Consortium of Greater Boston Schools. (The Heller School has cross-registration agreements with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, and graduate-level courses at the Graduate School of Business at Bentley University, Boston University, Boston College, and Tufts University.) Students in this concentration also benefit from access to Heller's research institutes and centers.

Like the other concentrations, graduates of the general track gain the skills to work successfully in a wide range of roles in government, advocacy, policy research, policy implementation, and the private sector.

The Heller School is ranked tenth in the United States among graduate schools that specialize in social policy by U.S. News & World Report

Course Requirements

In addition to the MPP Core Curriculum, concentrators in General Social Policy choose a minimum of three courses in the concentration, allowing for three electives.