Life in Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh, which lies within 500 miles of nearly half of the U.S. population, has not only been named America's Most Liveable City (Forbes), it has become a hub for innovation in a myriad of fields, from technology to medicine. Pittsburgh is a city that nurtures education and welcomes start-ups and tech titans alike.

Pittsburgh has proven itself to be the ideal city in which to live and learn.

Pittsburgh is the Best Place to Live in the US (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Pittsburgh is one of the Top Cities for New College Grads (Bloomberg)

One of the Top 15 Cities for Tech Startup Investments (Mashable)

One of the Best Cities to Relocate to in America (CNBC)

One of the Ten Great Cities to Start a Business (Kiplinger)

Pittsburgh is America's Smartest City (Movoto)

Heinz College is proud to call Pittsburgh home. The city’s strengths and our education and research concentrations are perfectly aligned to foster meaningful experiences both during your graduate-level study and post-graduation, as you secure employment.

Information Systems and Security: The Pittsburgh region is an epicenter for technology and innovation. The city plays home to regional offices of notable tech giants such as Google, Apple Inc. and Intel Corp., and also offers the creativity and investment opportunities necessary to cultivate a dynamic tech start-up community. Information Systems (MISM, MSISPM and MSIT) students have top-notch resources and employment opportunities among the city’s flourishing technology sector.

Arts and Entertainment: A vibrant arts and entertainment scene has helped turn Pittsburgh into “America’s Most Livable City” (Forbes Magazine, 2010). Whether interning at one of the city’s renowned museums, such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Museum, or the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, or gaining experience with one of the many production studios that choose Pittsburgh as a filming location, there is no shortage of ways for Arts Management (MAM) or Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) students to become immersed in Pittsburgh’s arts and culture offerings.

Healthcare: Early on in the Pittsburgh’s revitalization, the city made a substantial investment in the healthcare industry; the investment has paid off. The Pittsburgh region hosts more than 50 hospitals and the city itself boasts 20, including the UPMC Health System, West Penn Allegheny Health System and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Healthcare Policy and Management (HCPM) and Medical Management (MMM) students enjoy a wealth of internship, employment and research resources.

Public Policy: Pittsburgh has proven itself to be a progressive leader with respect to public policy. From becoming the first major U.S. city government to develop an iPhone application harnessing crowd-sourced community input, to the more than 40 LEED-certified Green buildings that stand within the city’s perimeter, Pittsburgh and Heinz College are poised to produce the next generation of policy makers.

Not only do we love our city, Hollywood loves it too...