Doctor of Philosophy in Social Policy

PhD Courses

Required Core Courses (5.5 courses - 22 credits)

The core curriculum spreads across three categories: theory, methods, and area of concentration.

Approved PhD Elective Courses

Diversity-Related Courses at Heller and Brandeis

As a Heller PhD student, you can take a wide variety of classes on global injustice and social inequality, women in the workplace, intercultural communication, critical race theory and more. 

Cover of Heller viewbook

Heller Viewbook - accessible PDF

One mission. A million motivations. The Heller viewbook outlines those graduate degree programs in which you'll develop the broad knowledge and focused skills to serve the communities you care deeply about and have a positive impact on our society.