Office of Admissions

School of Public Policy and Management

Recognized as a global leader in public affairs and data analytics, Heinz College is committed to educating students for lives of intelligent action and impact. Our strength lies at the intersection of technology, policy, and management with an eye toward implementation.



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Contact Information

412-268-2164, 412-268-7036, hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu

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 Industry 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



Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) Pathways

Traditional: Our most flexible option. Provides students with the opportunity to gain a variety of skills while focusing on their studies in one of the ten concentration areas.

Data Analytics: A deep dive into analytics. These students emerge from the program with an expertise in how to convert raw data into solutions for the most complex issues.

Washington, DC: An intensive hands-on experience. Students spend their first year in Pittsburgh, and their second year completing their studies while working full-time in our nation’s capital. This track helps students interested in policy analysis and public service hit the ground running.

Global: A unique international perspective. Students in this track begin their studies at our global campus in Adelaide, Australia, and come to Pittsburgh to complete the program’s second year, gaining exposure to multiple markets in the process.

Dual Degrees: The dual degrees offered are an MBA with Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, a joint law degree (JD) with the University of Pittsburgh’s Law School, and a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.


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, international trade and development, health policy, urban and regional economic development, social innovation and entrepreneurship, management, financial analysis, environmental policy, cybersecurity, energy systems and public policy, the program provides market-oriented training that is applicable to any policy field in the public, non-profit and private sectors.

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Government (Public) Administration
Information & Technology Policy / Management
Law / International Law

Graduate Program Overview

Combine a policy school with a technology school and a data-driven curriculum, and you get incomparable decision-makers with the ability to turn quantitative thinking into action. You get leaders who live at the all-important nexus of information systems and public policy. You get impact.

Heinz College offers an education unlike any other. MSPPM students complete core courses in data analytics and technology as well as policy, communication, and management methods, giving them a skillset tailor-made for modern policy challenges.

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 College education will focus passion and idealism through a program grounded in strong management and problem solving skills.


Additional Contact Information

Heinz College Office of Admissions

5000 Forbes Avenue

Hamburg Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890




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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

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