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Brandeis University

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / The Heller School for Social Policy and Management is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Medicine (MBA/MD)
Master of Public Policy/Master of Arts (MPP/MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Arts/Master of Arts (MA/MA)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 220
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for MPP); GRE or GMAT preferred (for MBA)
Thesis Required for some
Internship or similar placement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying paper, 2-year residency

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,086
Applied
609
Accepted
231
Enrolled
56%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for MPP); GRE or GMAT preferred (for MBA)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience; writing sample (for MBA)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

756
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 8.73%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 24.47%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health policy, child and family policy, mental health policy, disability policy, aging policy, substance abuse, work, inequality and social change
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Lisa M. Lynch
Dean
Email: lmlynch@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-3883