MSHCPM Admissions Requirements


A Heinz College education will focus your passion and idealism through a premier program grounded in strong management and problem solving skills. Our MSHCPM program is aimed at outstanding students who want to develop and contribute their management skills in a health care setting. With each entering class, we seek to create a diverse community of future health care and policy managers.

Heinz College students have no singular profile: they have a variety of undergraduate majors, unique strengths, and differing amounts and types of work experience. Together, we represent an amazingly lively population preparing to take on the challenges facing health care organizations today.

A successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, (preferred QPA of 3.0 or better), relevant full-time, part-time or volunteer experience (including internships), competitive GRE/GMAT scores (see class profile for details) and strong communications skills demonstrated within application.

For more information on our student body, including demographics and test scores, view the class profile.

Because of the quantitative nature our graduate programs, the faculty requires that all incoming students have a solid quantitative foundation prior to enrollment at Heinz College. Since our successful applicants come from diverse academic backgrounds, we offer the Quantitative Skills Summer Program (QSSP) to prepare our incoming students who did not previously complete college-level courses like advanced algebra, pre-calculus and statistics. Do you meet the prerequisites for admission?  Click here for more information.

Before you begin your online application, please carefully review the information at the link below.


          Application Process and Required Application Materials- MSHCPM Program


CDRI Diversity in Policy Mentor Program (DPMP):

The Heinz Council for Diversity, Richness, and Inclusion (CDRI) is a student organization dedicated to making sure the Heinz College community lives up to its potential for diversity and inclusion across many realms, including academic, racial and ethnic, socioeconomic, regional, sexual orientation, gender, religious belief, age, and other diverse life experiences. To achieve this goal, CDRI recruits current Heinz College policy students to serve as DPMP mentors to guide prospective applicants through the application process for Heinz College's three policy programs -- MSPPM, MSISPM, and MSHCPM. We gladly provide our services to ALL who are interested and highly encourage individuals from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds to reach out to our team. You can find more information on CDRI's external website:  

Disclaimer: Please be advised that participating in the Diversity in Policy Mentor Program (DPMP), including seeking or receiving information or feedback from our DPMP mentors, does not, in any way, guarantee admission to Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College (Heinz College). DPMP mentors provide information and feedback on the required application essay and answer general questions about Heinz/Pittsburgh to the best of their knowledge. CDRI is a student organization that is independent of, and works independently from, the Heinz College admission committee. No one in the admissions office or administration will know who has participated in this program at the time your application is reviewed by the Heinz College admission committee.