Doctor of Philosophy in Social Policy

Concentrations

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All Heller PhD students are required to select a policy concentration that enables them to develop a deeper expertise in a particular arena: Health; Behavioral Health; Economic and Racial Equity; or Children, Youth, and Families. In each of these, faculty resources and research centers of the Heller School are used to enrich the academic environment and also provide opportunities for students to work on research, outside practical training (funded or not), and broaden their career network. Policy is becoming increasingly complex and understanding the language, research, organizations and leaders in a particular area is essential to maximizing one's impact.

Select a concentration for a comprehensive description of each and its associated curriculum.

Cover of the 2020 Heller Social Policy Impact Report with coronavirus illustrationsThe 2020 Heller Social Policy Impact Report showcases a selection of high-impact research and public engagement from the faculty, researchers and students of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from July 2019 through June 2020.