Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

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:

As the U.S. health care sector expands and evolves beyond hospitals, the industry needs smart, flexible business leaders who can both understand the continuum of care and appreciate how technology and big data are changing everything. Whether you envision yourself guiding policy as a consultant, managing a health system or insurer at the highest levels, or building a medical company from the ground up, our Master of Science in Health Care Policy & Management (MSHCPM) program—offered by CMU’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy—offers specialized competencies across public policy, public health, population health, and health care delivery.

In the MSHCPM, you will learn the nuances of the increasingly complex health care business environment, alongside interdisciplinary training in Heinz College’s core strengths of data analytics, technology, and management. This combination of abilities will prepare you to be an innovator who is able to lead and respond to constant change in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries.

Rather than focusing simply on hospital administration or public health, our program holistically covers all points of the health care continuum, from health care delivery to health data systems and technologies, and the various business and policy challenges that impact each stage of care. The MSHCPM program does not box you into one of a few narrow career paths, instead giving you an education and skills that empower you to succeed in roles across the health sector.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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

In State Tuition (per year): 24800 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 24800 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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