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MSPPM Concentrations

Students in the PITTSBURGH and FAST TRACK pathways can elect to focus coursework in a concentrated area of study. A concentration is not required for graduation, but rather is intended to help students further develop their passion for, and expertise in, a particular domain.

Areas of Concentration

Heinz College offers 11 defined concentrations that expand upon the MSPPM core curriculum in the following policy areas:

Please note: MSPPM: WASHINGTON, D.C. and MSPPM: DATA ANALYTICS are concentrations unto themselves. Students in the Washington, D.C. and Data Analytics pathways cannot declare an additional concentration.

Questions about concentrations can be directed to the Admissions office at 412-268-2164, or