Carnegie Mellon University

H. John Heinz III College's School of Public Policy and Management

Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management


5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSHCPM, Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The health care industry is booming. The U.S. Bureau of Labor notes that employment in the health care sector has climbed sharply over the past 25 years, even during the 2008 financial crisis, and economists predict continued job growth into the coming decades. In fact, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services report that health care will consume nearly 20 percent of the U.S. economy by 2024.

This rapidly evolving sector of the U.S. economy requires creative, business-minded leaders to shape the future of the industry. As health care’s impact continues to grow, these leaders will manage complex, data-driven systems that influence everything from medical records to payroll. They will support and administer medical practitioners in providing high-quality, cost-effective care to patients to ensure their long-term health and wellness.

The MSHCPM curriculum is designed to provide students with a toolkit of unique sought after skills that make them highly marketable to employers. The emphasis of the curriculum is on practical knowledge that students will be able to use on the first day of their job.

Students can select from among three concentration/ specialization areas:

  • Health Care IT and Analytics
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Care Policy


Middle States

International Student Requirements:

All applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is NOT English must submit a test score from the TOEFL (25+ in each section) or IELTS (7+ in each section). The only exception is for students who have worked or studied for 5 years or more in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the U.K., the U.S. or South Africa.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 198 UNITS (about 18

In State Tuition (per year): 22,400 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 22,400 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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