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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


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 chose Heinz College for his research for the promise of interdisciplinary collaboration—like bringing machine learning to health economics.

Recent Best Paper Awards From Our Faculty

Recent Ph.D. Accolades

David Adler was selected as the 2019-2020 recipient of the Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics Graduate Fellowship.

Nate Breg was selected to receive one of the Center for Machine Learning and Health 2020 Fellowships in Digital Health.

Maria Caballero was selected to participate in the Western Economic Association International’s Graduate Student Workshop, held at the association's 95th Annual Conference.

William Herlands was named a finalist for the Schmidt Science Fellows.  

Mikaela Meyer has been selected for the American Statistical Association’s 2020 Gertrude Cox Scholarship Award.

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 the College of Engineering

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