H. John Heinz III College
Ramayya Krishnan, Dean
Office: 1509 Hamburg Hall
What draws students to the graduate programs of Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College? Students entering Heinz College are accomplished, talented and committed to important issues of public interest. At this school, each student gains the skills and knowledge necessary to transform that talent and commitment into a successful career and a positive force for change.
Heinz College is a dynamic community of scholars and practitioners developing fundamental knowledge about and seeking innovative, applied solutions to today's most critical problems of public policy, information systems and management. The degree programs offered at Heinz College are:
- Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (options include joint and dual degree programs with the Tepper School of Business, a dual degree program with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a track that includes one year of study at the main campus in Pittsburgh and one year of study/experiential learning at our location in Washington, DC)
- Master of Arts Management
- Master of Entertainment Industry Management
- Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management
- Master of Medical Management
- Master of Public Management
- Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management
- Master of Information Systems Management
- Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management
- Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management
- Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems
Distinctive features of Heinz College include the quality of its research and teaching, and the attention it gives to the needs of its students. Heinz College's educational environment offers:
- An innovative curriculum incorporating analytic rigor; depth of substantive knowledge; applied project work; marketable and transferable skill development; and the integration of policy, technology and management.
- Daily access to faculty members known internationally for expertise in their fields.
- Exposure to cutting-edge technologies and management practices geared toward the needs of the changing organizations pursuing the public interest.
- The flexibility to adapt to the specific interests and career aspirations of students.
- Support for diversity and individual student needs.
Heinz College programs vary by structure, yet they share a common goal - preparing students for professional positions in which they can help to improve society and the organizations that comprise it.
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How is Heinz College different?
Heinz College's student body is internationally recognized for its diversity in ethnicity, gender and citizenship. It also is diverse in terms of students' academic backgrounds, which include undergraduate degrees in architecture, biology, business administration, computer science, economics, education, engineering, English, fine arts, government, history, information systems, philosophy, political science, sociology and many other fields.
Heinz College doesn't just teach skills in the classroom. Students work in teams to analyze and develop solutions for current international, national and local problems and present their findings to the officials who have responsibility for addressing those problems. Students take a paid summer internship to practice the skills they've learned in school.
Impact on Society
The expertise of a renowned faculty is transferred to society through the education and research mission of Heinz College, as well as the efforts of its policy and research centers. These include the National Consortium on Violence Research, Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society, the Center for Economic Development, the Arts and Culture Observatory and the Center for Technology in the Arts. Heinz College students can work on projects initiated in these centers or as research assistants for center faculty.
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Options for Carnegie Mellon Undergraduates
Heinz College does not offer undergraduate degrees. It does offer two study options, however, for students pursuing Carnegie Mellon undergraduate degrees - 1) Accelerated Master's Program (AMP), and 2) undergraduate minor in Health Care Policy and Management.
Five-Year Masters Program
Heinz College's Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) allows qualified students to earn a prestigious master's degree in just five years.
- The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management and Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management programs are open to students from all undergraduate degree programs at the university.
- The Master of Science in Biotechnology Management requires a science or engineering background.
- For students in the College of Fine Arts or the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts degree program who are interested in careers in arts management, Heinz College offers an accelerated track in the Master of Arts Management degree.
- For students with a business and/or IT background, the Master of Information Systems Management degree can be completed in just one additional semester of study beyond their bachelor's degrees.
Additional information can be found on our website: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu.
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Minor in Health Care Policy and Management
H. John Heinz III College
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mellon College of Science
Caroline Acker, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Patti Lee, H. John Heinz III College
Justin Crowley, Mellon College of Science
The face of health care is changing. The practice of medicine is being fundamentally altered by the forces of change in public policy, health care organizations and in the industry as a whole. The role of individual professionals in this industry is changing as rapidly as the industry itself. Traditional career paths have disappeared overnight to be replaced by new opportunities that require new skills. New organizations are placing new demands on their professional and medical staffs. The criteria of efficiency and financial stability are entering the domains of diagnosis and treatment.
This minor is designed to provide students considering a career in the health professions with an understanding of how these changes are likely to affect their careers. Students will become familiar with the critical policy and management issues and will begin to learn to operate effectively in the emerging health care environment. The curriculum combines economic, organizational, managerial, historical and psychological perspectives on these issues to provide a foundation for a deepened understanding of the changing structure of health care organizations and policy.
60 units minimumCurriculum
Seven courses (a minimum of 60 units) are required to complete this minor. Entry into the minor requires completion of 73-100 Principles of Economics or 88-220 Policy Analysis I or the equivalent by approval.
39 unitsRequired Courses
|Students are required to take the following courses.|
|79-330||Medicine and Society||9|
Complete a minimum of 27 units.
|Heinz College Courses|
|90-818||Health Care Quality & Performance Improvement||6|
|90-830||Introduction to Financial Management of Health Care||6|
|90-831||Advanced Financial Management of Health Care||6|
|90-863||Health Policy II||6|
|94-706||Healthcare Information Systems||12|
|Humanities and Social Sciences Courses (9 units each)|
|79-335||Drug Use and Drug Policy||9|
|79-383||Epidemic Disease and Public Health||9|
|80-247||Ethics and Global Economics||9|
|85-446||Psychology of Gender||9|
Please note that some of these courses have prerequisites that will not count toward the completion of the requirements for this minor.
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What kinds of careers do Heinz College graduates pursue?
A Heinz College degree opens doors to a wide range of professional careers in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, arts groups, foundations, private businesses and a host of other organizations. Heinz College graduates can get the kind of interesting, exciting jobs they want, because they have the expertise in policy, management, finance, information systems, and decision-making that employers need.
Heinz College's Ph.D. program in particular prepares qualified students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds for careers in research, academia, government-related organizations and the private sector, in positions where expertise in advanced research is desired. Graduates of the Ph.D. program work as professors, research scientists, research directors and consultants, across diverse areas of public service and management.
Some of the jobs that have been held by Heinz College graduates include:
- Budget Analyst, Congressional Budget Office
- President/Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Philadelphia
- Vice President, Public Finance Division, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp.
- Executive Director, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
- Executive Director, Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority
- District Manager, AT&T Consumer Information
- Senior Consultant, Ernst and Young
- Director of Marketing, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NY
- Consultant, Hill Arts and Entertainment
- Special Projects Coordinator, Washington Very Special Projects
- Managing Director, Misnomer Dance Theater
- Business Development & Licensing, Warner Bros.
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Heinz College faculty members have been recognized nationally and internationally for their accomplishments in research and their contributions to public policy. Their backgrounds are in economics, operations research, information systems and technology, fine arts, sociology, public policy, statistics, organizational management and behavior, finance, statistics, labor relations, and demography among other areas. The the right is information on many full-time Carnegie Mellon University faculty members who teach and do research at Heinz College. For a more complete, current list, visit http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/directories/faculty-directory/index.aspx.
For further information about Heinz College, contact:
Director of Admissions
H. John Heinz III College
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: (412) 268-2164
Toll-free (U.S.): 1-800-877-3498
Fax: (412) 268-7036