In conjunction with its newly established partnership with The New York City Urban Fellows Program, Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College is proud to announce the creation of the Heinz College-New York City Urban Fellows Scholarship. Beginning in 2009, Heinz College will award the scholarship to incoming students in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) program who have been NYC Urban Fellows. The award will be made at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary) and the student will receive at least $6,000 per semester – most will receive more. To be considered, applicants should indicate their involvement with Urban Fellows Program on the application for admission.
At Heinz College, we aim to distinguish ourselves from other public policy graduate degree programs. So we created a curriculum that is focused on developing leadership, quantitative analysis and technology skills that no other institution can match. We offer a one-year trackand a traditional two-year trackin Pittsburgh. We also offer a two-year track split between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., with students spending one year in each city. Students can design their own concentration or pursue a pre-defined concentration in policy analysis, financial management and analysis, urban and regional economic development, management, environmental policy, health policy, international policy, or social entrepreneurship.
Heinz College continually stays a step ahead of changes in public affairs, technology, and management education. We were the first public affairs school to understand the importance of technology as both a management tool and policy area. Our interdisciplinary approach fosters exceptional programs in emerging issues in the public interest, as well as in well-established managerial and policy areas. Our programs focus on critical niche areas, such as the arts, entertainment, the public sector, and healthcare—those that are concerned about the public good.
The program is designed for NYC Urban Fellows who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management at the Heinz College.
To apply, prospective students must take the GRE (or GMAT), complete an application form, and submit transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a resume. Students can apply on-line for free. Students are granted admission on the basis of academic achievement, performance on the GRE, experience in the proposed field of study, leadership experience, fit of their goals with the program, and recommendations that indicate they are capable of excelling in a rigorous master’s program. No single factor guarantees or prevents admission; all factors are weighed in the process.
To learn more about the Heinz College or the NYC Urban Fellows partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions at email@example.com 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.