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Program in Social Policy The Heller School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University

  • Waltham, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 81%19%
    student ratio
  • 144
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 2
    fall application deadline
  • 46%
    acceptance rate
  • 4 Degrees
    degrees offered

Overview

Brandeis University Heller School of Social Policy and Management

The Heller School at Brandeis University has always been synonymous with extraordinary opportunities in social policy research and training, and is one of the best social policy and management schools in the nation. Its nationally recognized faculty and scholarship have long influenced legislation and social and public policy, and it is one of the few schools to offer a doctorate in social policy and management.

Heller is a pioneer in many policy areas, including health; mental health; substance abuse; children, youth, and families; aging; international and community development; mental retardation and developmental disabilities; poverty and hunger; and work and inequalities.

Students seeking their social policy and management degrees concentrate in one of three areas represented by an institute focused on domestic policy: the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, which include the Institute on Healthcare Systems and the Institute for Behavioral Health; the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy; and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Graduates with a doctorate in social policy and management are coveted by employers across the nation.

Social Policy and Management School at Brandeis University

Students wanting to pursue a social policy and management degree usually come to the Heller School at Brandeis University with direct experience in managing or providing health and human services. The Heller doctoral program, which offers a PhD in Social Policy, provides students with access to theoretical frameworks in the social sciences that can help make sense of what they have observed, and methodological tools they can use to attack critical real-world questions. Research design, research methods, and research experience form the core of the program with good reason.

Many Heller graduates of the social policy and management school pursue social policy research careers in academia, private organizations, or government. They continue to expand society's knowledge of the causes and consequences of social problems, as well as develop solutions to those problems.

Heller Social Policy and Management School Prepares Students for Social Justice Concerns

As a premier social policy and management school, the Heller School at Brandeis University offers a full range of management and policy courses that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Students take a balance of required courses and open electives, chosen to meet the practical challenges they'll face after graduation or during pursuit of their PhD in Social Policy. Students come from many backgrounds and bring varied experiences to the social policy and management school, but all share a passionate commitment to using their knowledge to advance social justice.


Location & Contact

Program in Social Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
United States

Dr. Susan Parish

Program Director

Phone: 781-736-3928
Email: slp@brandeis.edu

Ms. Elizabeth Cole

Assistant Director for Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 781-736-2647
Email: elcole@brandeis.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Children, Youth And Families Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Global Health And Development Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Health And Behavioral Health Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Assets And Inequalities Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 15
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and qualifying paper, 2-year residency
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 115
    • Accepted 54
    • Acceptance Rate 46
    • Enrolled 23
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and writing sample, at least 3-5 years of professional experience
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 2
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Tuition Waivers, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students144
    • Female Percentage81%
    • Male Percentage19%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students144
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Full-time Percentage92%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian48%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown38%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHealth; mental health; substance abuse; children, youth, and families; aging; international and community development; disabilities; work and inequality; hunger and poverty
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

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