Is MPM Right For Me?
The Master of Public Management (MPM) is a part-time degree program ideal for early careerists seeking to refine their skills in data decision-making and organizational leadership in order to to step into leadership roles, while having the flexibility to stay on the job.
The MPM curriculum is designed with professionals in mind, so you never have to miss work. All MPM classes are offered in the evening. If your work schedule allows, however, you can enroll in elective courses that are offered during the day as well.
It typically takes two and a half years to complete the MPM degree. You will spend, on average, 18 hours per week attending classes, completing assignments, connecting on group work, and attending review sessions in order to make the most of the MPM program and satisfy your course requirements.
The skills gained at Heinz College are both highly transferable and eagerly sought by organizations across sectors. Those skills will help you attain leadership roles, handle increased responsibility, and reshape your organization by harnessing the power of data.
Students are selected for admission to MPM based on the strength of their application materials and professional accomplishments. The GRE and GMAT are not required to apply to MPM.
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Curriculum & Class Profile
SAMPLE SCHEDULE: MPM
Below is one possible schedule for the MPM program. Students have flexibility with the number of courses taken each semester.
Class titles in bold are core courses. Heinz College offers a mix of full-semester (14 weeks) and half-semester courses (7 weeks) for core and elective courses.
YEAR 1 - FALL SEMESTER
- Organizational Management
- Financial Analysis for Managers
YEAR 1 - SPRING SEMESTER
- Economic Principles of Policy Analysis
- Database Management*
YEAR 1 - Summer SEMESTER
- Business Writing for Leaders*
- Strategic Presentation Skills*
YEAR 2 - FALL SEMESTER
- Statistical Reasoning
- Optimization and Risk Modeling for Managers
YEAR 2 - SPRING SEMESTER
- Business Analytics for Managers*
- Creating Results-Oriented Programs*
YEAR 2 - SUMMER SEMESTER
- Data Visualization and Dashboards*
- Conflict Resolution*
- Leading in a Lean and Six Sigma World
YEAR 3 - FALL SEMESTER
- Programming R for Analytics*
- Policy Innovation Lab: Public Interest Technology*
- Developing as a Leader*
WHO ARE MPM'S STUDENTS?
The average MPM class is diverse, both in terms of demographics and experience, but all MPM students are working professionals with at least three years of relevant work history and a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent). Data shown reflects the last three years.
See the Admissions page for detailed admissions requirements for the MPM program.