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Carnegie Mellon University — H. John Heinz III College

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
H. John Heinz III College
Degrees Awarded:
Biotechnology and Management (MSBTM), Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM), Healthcare Policy & Management (MSHCPM), Information Security Policy & Management (MSISPM), Information Systems Management (MISM), Master of Arts Management (MAM), Master of Public Management, Public Policy & Management (MSPPM)
Admissions Deadlines:

January 10

Admissions Cycle:

Decisions sent no later than March 15; response deadline is April 15

Program Start:
August (May for MISM students with more than 3 years of relevant experience prior to enrollment)
Program Founded:
November, 2002


There are two schools within Heinz College that participate in the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. The School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management share faculty and resources, while providing a diverse and distinct learning environment. Heinz College offers top-ranked graduate degree programs in both public policy and information systems. Featuring a forward-thinking faculty, a comprehensive and innovative curriculum, cutting-edge research, excellent placement rates, and an outstanding roster of students, staff and alumni, Heinz College sets the standard for educating the next generation of global leaders.

Over 120 RPCVs have completed their master`s degree at Heinz College since 2002. Our extensive alumni network provides our students with an opportunity to connect with the organizations they want to work for and gain a competitive advantage in the careers they want to pursue.

Admitted RPCVs are awarded a minimum of $10,000 per semester scholarship; stipends for internships are available; RPCVs may apply for public service career opportunities program (PSCOP) funding. Internships are in local public or nonprofit organizations, including, healthcare or arts organizations, local governments, school systems, or community development organizations. RPCVs admitted to the MPM program`s part time track will be offered a minimum 30% per semester scholarship.

RPCVs are eligible to enroll in the three-semester track of the MSPPM degree program.



School of Public Policy and Management - www.heinz.cmu.edu/ppm

If you aspire to be a future leader and manager of a public, private or non-profit organization, the MSPPM degree will help you achieve this goal. MSPPM is a generalist professional degree program offering concentrations in a wide spectrum of policy fields. MSPPM offers several dual degree options including JD, MBA and MDiv. MSPPM also offers a unique option to study AND work in Washington, D.C. in the second year. RPCV benefits extend to students interested in running non-profit arts organizations (MAM) and health care-related organizations/ agencies (MSHCPM). Professional master`s degrees are also available for RPCVs interested in pursuing management careers in the biotechnology or the entertainment industries. Students interested in pursuing the Master of Public Management degree (MPM) must have at least three years of prior professional work experience.

School of Information Systems and Management - www.heinz.cmu.edu/ism

The MISM and MSISPM programs consistently rank among the world's elite in information technology and information technology management. We have firmly cemented our presence in the global technology marketplace as a thought leader and reliable provider of outstanding graduates for leading organizations. You`ll be trained as analytical problem solvers ready to push the envelope in ways that will add immense value to organizations and society through the intelligent application of technology.



Online application form, essay, resume, three letters of recommendations, GMAT or GRE, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. Heinz College does not charge an application fee.

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For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
David Eber

H. John Heinz III College
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
(412) 268-2164

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