As a student in the three-semester MSPPM program at Heinz College, you'll experience an innovative, challenging curriculum in public policy and management unlike any in the world. The option to begin the program in the fall semester (August) and complete the degree in 16 months allows those with extensive relevant professional experience to complete a high quality professional master’s degree without leaving the workforce for too long. Our interdisciplinary approach fosters an exceptional education in emerging issues of public policy, as well as in public and non-profit management.
Three-Semester Track Requirements
MSPPM Course Requirements
The MSPPM core curriculum—reviewed, refined and validated by the top professionals in the public policy arena—provides a solid foundation of comprehensive skills you need to lead an organization to success and address critical social issues. Below is a list of required courses you'll need to earn the degree.
Technology & Management
If you have a strong background in any of the core courses, you can receive an exemption either by passing an exemption exam administered by Heinz during your orientation program or through successful completion of comparable coursework during your undergraduate work. Exempting a course doesn't reduce the required number of courses you must complete. However, you can add more elective courses to expand your knowledge base.