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Your Bridge to Impact


Our Flagship Two-Year Public Policy and Management Program

MSPPM: Pittsburgh (Two-Year)


Our most popular and flexible MSPPM option.

In MSPPM: Pittsburgh, you will gain crucial strengths in quantitative management and evidence-based problem-solving, as well as effective communication and strategic thinking. This combination of abilities will position you to use data, technology, and smart policy to make the world a better place.

A full-time professional graduate degree program with a required summer internship, students have opportunities to work with industry clients on real-world problems via Capstone Projects, bringing theory into practice.

With a MSPPM from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, you will come out ready to use your skills to lead meaningful change.

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

My Story: Franz


Franz Rivera (MSPPM '18) was born in Manila and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He's getting his MSPPM so he can make an impact in many different ways.

MSPPM: PITTSBURGH CURRICULUM


SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Below is one possible schedule for MSPPM: Pittsburgh. Actual schedules will vary depending on pathway, concentrations, and electives.

Class titles in bold are core courses.


YEAR 1 - FALL SEMESTER
  • AI for Public Policy
  • Design Thinking
  • Statistical Reasoning with R
  • Intro to Database Management
  • Organizational Design and Implementation
  • Applied Economic Analysis
  • Writing for Public Policy

YEAR 1 - SPRING SEMESTER
  • Intro to Programming with Python
  • Management Science I & II
  • Policy & Politics: American or International Perspective
  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Presentation Skills

--REQUIRED SUMMER INTERNSHIP--


YEAR 2 - FALL SEMESTER
  • Telling Stories with Data
  • Behavioral Economics in Public Policy
  • Developing as a Leader
  • Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Societal Consequences of Technological Change: Autonomous Vehicles

YEAR 2 - SPRING SEMESTER
  • Public Policy Capstone Project
  • Econometrics
  • Large Scale Data Analysis for Public Policy
  • Negotiation
  • Societal Consequences of Technological Change: Education
  • Methods of Policy Analysis

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.

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