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Public Policy & Management

With a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, you'll develop leadership, quantitative analysis and technology skills that no other public affairs graduate program can match.

You'll gain strong problem solving skills–both quantitative and qualitative–that will allow you to develop effective policies and you'll have opportunities to gain experience in leadership and real-world applications of your public affairs management coursework. Our faculty boasts deep knowledge of public policy and international affairs, as well as management and technical expertise.

Features & Benefits:

  • Generalist and skills-based curriculum that integrates information technology, quantitative analysis, and management skills which prepares students to solve complex policy problems.
  • Real-world application of skills through group projects and internship opportunities. Instead of writing a thesis, students work on teams to tackle a real-world problem with a real client.
  • An opportunity to learn from and work with world-renowned, award-winning faculty.
  • Tailored elective coursework that allows students to select a specific focus, such as policy analysis, financial analysis, management, economic development, health policy, social innovation, environmental policy or international trade.
  • Dual degree options, including MS/MBA (CMU's Tepper School of Business), MS/JD (University of Pittsburgh's Law School) and Master of Divinity/MSPPM/Divinity (Pittsburgh's Theological Seminary).
  • Graduates appeal to a wide array of employers from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.