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MSPPM Dual Degrees


The Heinz College MSPPM Program has dual degree partnerships with the following institutions and departments. Dual degree programs have distinct admissions requirements, please contact the Admissions office for more information.

Duration: 2.5 years

Further your expertise in business management as you pursue your Heinz College MSPPM alongside a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University's renowned Tepper School of Business. This dual-degree track, which will equip you with deep knowledge of policy skills and management strategies, is ideal for students with an interest in executive leadership within the public sector.

Students in this five-semester dual degree option spend their first two semesters taking core courses at Tepper. The three remaining semesters are integrated.

Degrees earned:

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business

Admissions:

Students must complete applications for both Heinz College and Tepper and be accepted into both programs—students must therefore take the GMAT or GRE (although note that GMAT is the preferred test for Tepper).

Admission to the MSPPM-MBA dual degree program can be granted prior to or during the first year of study at Tepper, meaning first-year students at Tepper can still seek admission into the MSPPM-MBA track and stay on the five-semester dual-degree schedule. Students cannot begin the MSPPM-MBA dual degree at Heinz.

Heinz College application deadline: January 10
Tepper School application deadline: Rolling

Financial aid and scholarships are available for MSPPM-MBA from both Heinz College and Tepper. Please contact each school's admissions office for more information.

Contact Heinz College
Contact Tepper School of Business

Duration: 4 years

As the world becomes more connected, the relationship between organizations and governments and the public they serve becomes more complex. Legal considerations affect public policy and management decisions, and an understanding of policy can enhance the practice of law. This dual degree track prepares graduates to solve economic, social, and organizational problems that require technological, managerial, and legal expertise.

If your future career lies at the intersection of policy and the law, the MSPPM-JD dual degree track will get you the comprehensive education you need in less timeand at a significantly lower costby merging the quantitative power and interdisciplinary training of a Heinz College MSPPM degree with a rigorous legal education from University of Pittsburgh.

Students in this dual degree option spend their first year studying full-time at either of the two schools, and the second year full-time at the other. Years three and four are integrated.

Degrees earned:

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College

Juris Doctorate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Admissions:

Students must complete applications for both Heinz College and University of Pittsburgh School of Law and be accepted into both programs—students must therefore take the GMAT or GRE, as well as the LSAT. A third, separate "joint-degree program application" is required by University of Pittsburgh.

Admission to the MSPPM-JD dual degree program can be granted prior to or during the first year of study at either school, meaning first-year students in either program can still seek admission into the MSPPM-JD track and stay on the four-year dual-degree schedule.

Heinz College application deadline: January 10

University of Pittsburgh School of Law application deadline: March 1

Financial aid and scholarships are available for MSPPM-JD from both Heinz College and University of Pittsburgh. Please contact each school's admissions office for more information.

Contact Heinz College
Contact University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Duration: Approx. 3 years
(1 year at Oxford, following graduation from Heinz College)

This dual degree program has been forged by two of the world's most prestigious research institutions—Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Oxford—in order to educate future specialists in environmental policy. After completing a rigorous Heinz College MSPPM curriculum* in data analytics, policy, and evidence-based management skills, students will venture to Oxford for the final year.

The Oxford MSNSEG program “focuses on the profound social, economic and political challenges posed by a diversity of contemporary environmental issues…[and] encourages students to develop theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded understandings of the dynamic relations between environment, society, politics and governance, focusing in particular on the developed world.”

Students apply to the University of Oxford during their final year at Heinz College.

Degrees earned:

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College

Master of Science in Nature, Policy, and Environmental Governance (MSNSEG)
University of Oxford School of Geography and the Environment

Admissions:

Students apply to Oxford during their final year of study in the MSPPM program. Admission into Heinz College does not guarantee admission into Oxford.

Please note MSPPM-MSNSEG is a dual degree program track, not an exchange/stdy abroad program.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for MSPPM-MSNSEG from both Heinz College and University of Oxford. Please contact the Heinz College admissions office for more information.

Heinz College application deadline: January 10

University of Oxford application deadline: October 15

Contact Heinz College
Contact University of Oxford School of Geography and the Environment

*This dual degree option is also available to students of the Master of Urban Design program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture.

Duration: 3.5 years

Public policy and management is increasingly required for the practice of ministry at all levels. The MSPPM-MDiv dual degree program combines public policy, technology, and management skills from Heinz College with theological expertise from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in order to establish a group of specialists ready to serve the church as practitioners and consultants.

Students in this dual degree option spend their first year studying full-time at either of the two schools, and the second year full-time at the other. The final three semester are integrated.

Degrees earned:

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College

Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Admissions:

Students must complete applications for both Heinz College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and be accepted into both programs.

Admission to the MSPPM-MDiv dual degree program can be granted prior to or during the first year of study at either school, meaning first-year students in either program can still seek admission into the MSPPM-MDiv track and stay on the three-and-a-half-year dual-degree schedule.

Heinz College application deadline: January 10

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary application deadline: Rolling

Financial aid and scholarships are available for MSPPM-MDiv from both Heinz College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Please contact each school's admissions office for more information.

Contact Heinz College
Contact Pittsburgh Theological Seminary