Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

Welcome PHRA Members!

Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College is proud to announce a brand new sponsorship and collaboration with the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) beginning in 2012. Designed to help promote and develop the academic opportunities for human resources professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh area, Heinz College will award scholarship support to all incoming Master of Public Management students (MPM) who are current members of PHRA (SHRM members should also inquire about available scholarship support opportunities). The award will be made at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary) and the student will receive a scholarship award of 35% off tuition for the length of their program. To be considered, applicants should indicate their PHRA membership on the application for admission.

The MPM-PHRA partnership has been developed to help train, support and promote professionals working in the broad and multi-disciplinary fields of Human Resource Management across any and all professional industries and sectors. Enhanced by a defined core curriculum, students will gain a high-level professional understanding of the complex and often times changing relationship that management and leadership has in the day-to-day administration and operation of nearly all professional environments. Available in a truly student-centered part time platform, students can select a 2 year program of study, or less intensive 2 ½ or 3 year program options which allows for greater program flexibility to ensure a smooth and defined work – life - academic relationship. Distinguishing itself from the more common professional degrees in Business (MBA) or Administration (MPA), the MPM program takes a unique, yet integrated approach to professional education and learning. Through a dedicated core curriculum and 6 specialized concentration offerings modeled from the rigor and tradition of the H. John Heinz III College and Carnegie Mellon University, MPM graduates will emerge as highly trained managers, leaders and administrators in the professional areas of human resources, management, health care, education and beyond.

The program is designed for Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) members who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Public Management at the Heinz College.

Admissions Requirements
To apply, prospective students must have at minimum 3 – 5 years of professional experience, complete an application form, and submit transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a resume. The MPM does not require the GRE or GMAT exams. Students can apply on-line for free. Students are granted admission on the basis of numerous criteria which include; past academic achievement, experience in or those who show promise for experience in positions of advanced management and leadership, fit of their professional goals with the program, and recommendations that indicate their capacities within the broader reach of management, leadership and administration. No single factor guarantees or prevents admission; all factors are weighed in the process.

To learn more about the Heinz College or the PHRA partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at deber@cmu.edu or 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.