MSPPM Curriculum

If you aspire to be a future leader and manager of a public, private or nonprofit organization, the MSPPM degree will help you achieve this goal. If you have a passion for academic, political, and social issues, are well rounded, and have an inherent propensity for questioning the status quo, you're an excellent candidate for the MSPPM program.

Our student body is comprised of a diverse group of students with a wide variety of undergraduate majors, differing types of work experience, and unique backgrounds and strengths. Together, they represent a stellar population preparing to solve the problems facing the world today.

While most public policy graduate programs focus on theory, we offer a skills-based curriculum. Due to an evolving workforce, we want you to graduate from our program with a skill set that will allow you to shape a flexible career now and 20 years from now.

No other place brings together information technology, leadership development, objective quantitative policy analysis, and communication skills like Heinz College. Our innovative curriculum equips students with a data-driven approach to solving problems and the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Additionally, because the future of any organization is affected by technology, you'll graduate with a better understanding of current trends in information technology that can help you tackle complex policy issues, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.

Students gain the technical and analytical skills necessary for change, the communication skills to create clear and persuasive content and presentations, and the leadership skills to inspire their colleagues and to bring out the best in their coworkers.

Heinz College’s accomplished and world-renowned faculty members lead MSPPM students on their academic journey. Our instructors are international leaders in many domains, including crime, health, transportation, management, analytics, and privacy. They contribute innovative research at the nexus of information technology, management, and policy.