Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management - Data Analytics (MSPPM-DA)


5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management - Data Analytics (MSPPM-DA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Heinz College offers a depth of analytics coursework that is unrivaled among policy schools, and the intense Data Analytics pathway of our Master of Science in Public Policy & Management degree is our most quantitatively rigorous public policy program. CMU’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is the #1 graduate school for analytics education

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 program will train you to harness the power of data and analytic technologies to transform organizations that serve the public interest. Our MSPPM-DA graduates have a truly unique skill set and are highly sought by employers.

The MSPPM program is the ideal fit for students who see themselves as future leaders and change agents, and who have a desire to employ evidence-based problem-solving strategies that acknowledge the complexity and implications of technological change in the 21st century. MSPPM graduates typically find work in the public sector (including government at all levels, military, and national security), the non-profit sector, with international agencies and NGOs, or with private consulting firms.


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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