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#1 in Analytics Education

Turn Raw Data Into Solutions for Society’s Most Pressing Problems

MSPPM: Data Analytics

Heinz College offers a depth of analytics coursework that is unrivaled among policy schools, and the intense MSPPM: Data Analytics pathway is our most quantitatively rigorous public policy program.

As the modern world generates massive amounts of data, large organizations, government agencies, think tanks, and consulting firms all seek the brightest minds who can interpret and analyze that data in order to improve public programs and policies in areas such as education, transportation, the environment, criminal justice, economic development, national security and defense, and health care.

You, too, can take on such challenges.

The MSPPM: Data Analytics pathway will train you to harness the power of data and analytic technologies to transform organizations that serve the public interest. Our co-location with Heinz College's top-ranked School of Information Systems and Management gives MSPPM-DA graduates a truly unique skill set, and are highly sought by employers, including the top firms and agencies in our partner network.

In addition to world-renowned faculty with deep expertise in analytics, Heinz College houses several analytics-driven research institutes, including iLab, Living Analytics Research Center, Metro21, and Traffic21, providing even greater exposure to real-world problems and decision-making while in school.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duration: 2 years / 4 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer Internship, Fall, Spring)

My Story: Justin

Justin Cole (MSPPM '17) is from Watertown, New York. He approached the MSPPM: Data Analytics program the same he he approaches running. By putting one foot in front of the other.

My Story: Krista

Krista Kinnard (MSPPM '17) spent time in the Peace Corps before coming to Heinz. Learn why she chose the MSPPM: Data Analytics pathway, and how it transformed her career.


MSPPM Pathways

Compare all five MSPPM options at a glance

The MSPPM program is offered in five distinct modalities—Pittsburgh (Two-Year), Data Analytics, Washington D.C., Fast Track (Three-Semester), and Global. Compare all five and choose the path that best suits your mission.