The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education.
Heinz College offers full-time, part-time, and online master’s degrees at the nexus of technology and society. All our degree programs provide students with key skills in technology, analytics, and evidence-based management. Fields of study include: Public Policy & Management, Public Policy & Data Analytics, Information Systems Management, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Health Care Policy &Management, Health Care Analytics, Information Security Policy & Management, Arts Management, Entertainment Industry Management, and Information Technology.
Heinz College emphasizes experiential learning and a skills-based curriculum, providing knowledge of
technology and big data and how to target these elements to critical policy and management contexts.
Most of our master’s degree students complete a semester-long Capstone Project, working with a real client from a government office, private firm, or non-profit company to solve a real business or organizational problem. Experiential learning opportunities crystallize concepts and strategies learned in coursework and add highly marketable industry experience to students’ resumes prior to graduation. Heinz College also has partnerships with other institutions to provide cutting-edge dual degree programs, for example ‘cybersecurity and the law,’ and ‘health care policy and business.’
It is a priority for Heinz College to attract, maintain, and nurture a student body of diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, and talents. We are also committed to improving access to our graduate programs, in particular for underrepresented populations. Our graduate students come from undergraduate backgrounds ranging from the performing arts and humanities to information technology, economics, and the social sciences. Our more than 350 student organizations plan and host speaker series, panels, and recruiting events that expose students a wide range of personal perspectives and professional experiences.
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of…