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Understand the System. Master the System. Change the System.


Master of Science in Health Care Policy & Management (MSHCPM)

As the U.S. health care sector expands and transforms, the industry needs smart, flexible leaders. We need visionaries who thoroughly understand the continuum of care and appreciate how advanced technology is reshaping everything from how health products are developed to how (and where) care is delivered to patients. At the same time, we need problem solvers who recognize the need for systemic changes that will reduce waste and improve health care quality and access.

Guide policy as a consultant. Manage a health system or insurer at the highest levels. Build a medical company from the ground up. No matter the impact you want to have in the health industry, our Master of Science in Health Care Policy & Management (MSHCPM) program offers expertise across public policy, public health, population health, and health care delivery.

In MSHCPM, you will learn the nuances of the increasingly complex health care business environment, alongside interdisciplinary training in Heinz College’s core strengths of technology and quantitative management. This combination of abilities will prepare you to innovate and respond to constant shifts in this critical industry.

Some of health care’s greatest challenges, that our faculty and students are working to solve:

  • Creating new markets and business models for health informatics and bio-tech
  • Evaluating single-payer policies and their potential impact on health equity and outcomes
  • Optimizing integration among health systems and providers, discovering best practices to lower readmission
  • Improving elder care through better care coordination and smart logistics
  • Streamlining clinical trials, saving billions of dollars in the process
  • Revolutionizing detection and treatment of stroke and other major medical issues
  • Stopping the proliferation of counterfeit drugs
  • Using data to reducing wait times in busy emergency rooms
  • Connecting chronically ill patients to mental health and support resources
  • Developing new technology and data-driven care management programs
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Stories of Impact

Read our articles and stories about Heinz College's impact in the health care field

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#1 Ranked

Heinz College Is The #1 Analytics Education Program And Has Been #1 In Information And Technology Management Since 2001


Health Care Capital

Pittsburgh is at the Center of the Nation's Booming Health Care Economy, and a Leader in Health Care Innovation

Experiential Learning

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The MSHCPM Degree is unlike any other, comprising administration, public and population health, and health care delivery

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Leader in Innovation

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Innovation at CMU

My Story: Carlos

Carlos Rodriguez (MSHCPM '17) is from Havana, Cuba by way of Miami. He tells us about how the MSHCPM program gave him the adaptability and confidence to lead in health care.

Professor Rema Padman

Trail-Blazing Faculty

Learn from professors like Rema Padman, an expert in health technology and management science. Our faculty are innovators who are using data and analytics to reshape the health care continuum.

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MSHCPM Dual Degrees

Explore dual degree partnerships

Explore our dual degree partnership with CMU's Tepper School of Business

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Accelerated Master's Programs

Earn your bachelor's and MSHCPM in five years instead of six

Students in undergraduate programs at Carnegie Mellon, Allegheny College, Bethany College, and Chatham University can earn their bachelor’s and MSHCPM degrees together in five years instead of six.

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