Brandeis University Heller School for Social and Policy Management


The Heller School is an internationally recognized leader in social policy research, teaching. The Heller School advances its mission through students' graduate education in its seven core academic programs and numerous dual and joint degree programs, the pursuit of applied interdisciplinary research in its ten research centres and institutes, and active public engagement across sectors and disciplines. The Heller School constantly examines policies and programs that respond to inequities and disparities among social groups in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Through graduate education, the pursuit of applied interdisciplinary research, and active public engagement, we have a long history of responding to vulnerable populations' changing needs.

Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are making a difference on critical social issues, ranging from: health; mental health; substance use disorders; children, youth, and families; ageing, international and community development; developmental disabilities; philanthropy; and work and inequalities.

We have dedicated researchers applying social, economic, and political science to solve pressing domestic and global problems. We are also steadfast idealists, working toward a better world through the knowledge we generate, the leaders we educate, and the communities we engage with globally. As Heller Dean David Weil explains, our motto, "Knowledge Advancing Social Justice," is more than words: we believe it's imperative to move our evidence-based ideas into action.

The Heller School drives positive social change through research, education, and public engagement that inform policies and programs designed to address disparities in well-being and social inclusion in a sustainable way.



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02453 Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

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