PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

Carnegie Mellon University

H. John Heinz III College


School of Public Policy and Management

The Heinz College is a dynamic and diverse community of scholars and practitioners seeking innovative solutions for today\'s critical problems of public policy and management. When combined with enthusiasm, talent and commitment, this professional education creates the basis for a flexible and exciting career, builds skills valued by employers and prepares you to make a difference in organizations and in society.

Degrees Offered

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management
MSPPM: Master of Science in Public Policy and Management
MSISPM: Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management
MAM: Master of Arts Management
MEIM: Master of Entertainment Industrty Management
MPM: Master of Public Management
MMM: Master of Medical Management
MSHCPM: Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management
MSBTM: Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management
MSIT: Master of Science in Information Technology
MISM: Master of Information Systems Management

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Policy Analysis
Urban and Regional Economic Development
Financial Management and Analysis
Health Care
International Policy
Social Entrepreneurship
Environmental Policy
Crime, Violence and Drug Policy
Education, Poverty and Welfare Policy
Health Policy
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Technology Policy and Growth
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Area Studies

Pittsburgh, PA- main campus
Washington, D.C.- option to study for 2nd year of MSPPM program in D.C. and complete an apprenticeship
Adelaide, South Australia- Heinz College's campus in Australia, offering MSPPM and MSIT degrees

Graduate Program Overview

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) program prepares students to advance the public interest by developing exceptional analytic, quantitative and technical skills. With concentrations in policy analysis, financial management and analysis, urban and regional economic development, management, and information systems, the program provides market-oriented training that is applicable to any policy field in the public, non-profit and private sectors.

Admissions Deadline

January 10

Admissions Overview

The Heinz College seeks students who have a passion for academic, political, and social issues, who are well rounded and who delight in questioning the status quo. A Heinz School education will focus passion and idealism through a program grounded in strong management and problem solving skills.

Contact Information

Carnegie Mellon University
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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