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.
Decorated Faculty & Research Centers
Matthew Eisenberg (PhD '15) 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.