Carnegie Mellon University

Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management - Washington D.C. Campus


5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Year One in Pittsburgh. Year Two in D.C. Gain invaluable work experience by day while completing your coursework by night in the Washington, D.C. pathway of our Master of Science in Public Policy & Management (MSPPM) program. MSPPM-DC provides you with a direct route to a career in policy or research—in Washington or elsewhere—by gaining a year of D.C. work experience and building your professional network before you graduate.

Heinz College's MSPPM-DC program is the highest-ranked policy analysis degree program in Washington, D.C. You will develop skills in data analytics and management strategies during your first year on campus in Pittsburgh. In year two, you will do real work on the ground through a year-long Heinz Policy Fellowship for a government agency, a D.C. non-profit, or a consulting group, while completing a challenging blend of policy analysis and methods courses, and a Capstone Project for a D.C. client.

Throughout the program, you will receive exposure to our world-renowned academic faculty and accomplished practitioners, as well as ongoing support and mentoring from our program office and Career Services staff that ensure a smooth transition and accelerated start into a meaningful career after graduation.

MSPPM 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

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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