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RESEARCH AT THE LEADING EDGE


Where You Get Your Ph.D. Matters. Get Yours at a Global Center of Innovation.

Ph.D. Studies at Heinz College


You have the vision. You have the drive. What you need now is a doctoral program that will challenge and support you on your path to a career as a researcher, educator, and expert.

Heinz College is a graduate school without boundaries.

Distinguished by the interdisciplinary model of Heinz College and Carnegie Mellon University, our Ph.D. programs prepare graduates to lead change in their chosen fields through meaningful collaborations and hands-on work with our renowned and extremely accessible faculty. 

Heinz College features the unique co-location of two schools: The School of Information Systems and Management and The School of Public Policy and Management; however, below that larger structure, we are a college without departments and their characteristic silos. Our faculty, students, and research centers thrive by working together to solve problems across subjects, disciplines, and business verticals.

In the Heinz Ph.D. program, you will conduct innovative research to address increasingly complex challenges facing society, whether those challenges are technical, organizational, political, economic, social, or—as is often the case—some combination thereof.

#1 Ranked

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

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Decorated Faculty & Research Centers

Here, You Will Work With Award-Winning Thought Leaders and Boundary-Busting Research Centers

Faculty and Research

Truly Interdisciplinary


Matthew Eisenberg (PhD '15) chose Heinz College for his research for the promise of interdisciplinary collaboration—like bringing machine learning to health economics.

Ph.D. in Information Systems & Management

Gain a deep understanding of the technical and organizational aspects of information systems

Key research areas in Information Systems & Management include: Economics of Digitization | Machine Learning & Large-Scale Data Analytics | Information Security & Privacy | Health Care & IT

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Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management

Apply a rigorous scientific approach to social, organizational, economic, and management problems in an increasingly connected world

Key research areas in Public Policy & Management include: Crime & Drug Policy | Energy & Environmental Policy | Health Economics & Policy | Labor Economics | Management Science

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Joint Ph.D. Programs

Heinz College offers joint Public Policy Ph.D. programs in cooperation with other CMU departments

Explore joint degree programs with CMU’s Tepper School of Business, School of Computer Science, and College of Engineering, as well as international opportunities through CMU Portugal

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