Carnegie Mellon University, 444 N. Capitol Street, NW Suite 399 Washington, DC 20001 United States, Washington, District Of Columbia, Washington DC

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Carnegie Mellon University

Company Name: Carnegie Mellon University
State: Washington DC
Zip: 20001
County: District Of Columbia
City: Washington
Address: 444 N. Capitol Street, NW Suite 399 Washington, DC 20001 United States
Phone: (202)403-8600
Fax: (412)268-7036
Email: unknown
Date Approved: 2003-01-14
Web site: unknown
Status: Work

Review: H. John Heinz III College's School of Public Policy and Management, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management - Washington D.C. Campus

Degree Offered: MSPPM, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management Format: Campus
Program Description: This unique program seeks to train a new breed of public interest leader and to give students a broad awareness of and direct exposure to careers in national and international policy. During the first year of the program, students will be located at the main campus in Pittsburgh, PA, building a solid foundation in public policy, management, information technology, and analytical thinking – skills that have long been a hallmark of the MSPPM degree. The second year of the program will take place in Washington, DC where students will work four days per week in full-time apprenticeships, take classes two nights per week, and spend Friday mornings in workshops and classes. This integration of skill building with hands-on application, real-world experience and networking will create a unique graduate school experience. Curriculum requirements * Begin the program in the Fall semester (late August). * Complete a total of 198 units with a cumulative QPA of 3.0. * Complete the core curriculum and specific coursework for students in DC. * Undertake an internship in the summer between the first and second years. * Undertake an approved apprenticeship in the second year in the national capital region. * Complete Systems Synthesis, a group capstone project, during your second year. MSPPM Course Requirements The MSPPM core curriculum—reviewed, refined and validated by the top professionals in the public policy arena—provides a solid foundation of comprehensive skills you need to lead an organization to success and address critical social issues. Below is a list of required courses you'll need to earn the degree. Year one in Pittsburgh, PA Policy Analysis * Applied Economic Analysis * Empirical Methods for Public Policy Analysis * Policy Convocation Management * Organizational Design and Implementation * Management Science * Strategic Writing Skills * Strategic Presentation Skills Political Science * Policy and Politics: An International Perspective -or- Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions Technology & Management * Introduction to Database Management * Information and Communication Technologies Finance * Financial Analysis Year two in Washington, DC * Apprenticeship: work in a high-level policy apprenticeship in a government, non-profit, or consulting organization, four days a week (30 hours). * Apprenticeship Workshop: includes discussion of the week’s events, problems encountered and lessons learned * Systems Synthesis Project: student teams will work for a client and tackle a real issue that synthesizes their coursework * Capstone Course: integrates material from the required curriculum and provides an opportunity to learn how policy plays out in the real world. * Advanced Policy & Methods Courses: an opportunity to explore the tools of policy analysis within context-specific policy areas. Accreditation: Middle States Eligibility Requirements: • Either the GMAT or GRE. All test scores must be reported directly by the Education Testing Service (ETS). If you took either of these tests more than five years ago, you MUST take it again. • Because of the quantitative nature of the program, the faculty requires that all students complete a college level course in advanced algebra/pre-calculus prior to enrollment. It is suggested that applicants also complete college level courses in economics and statistics prior to enrollment. Students who have not completed these courses may be required to enroll in and successfully complete the Quantitative Skills Summer Program (QSSP) as a condition of their offer of admission. QSSP is a free, four week program – offered prior to the start of the Fall semester # of Credits Required: 198 UNITS (about 18 International Student Requirements: • Language Proficiency. All applicants whose native language (mother tongue) is NOT English must submit a test score from the TOEFL (100 minimum overall score on iBT, 25 in each subsection) or IELTS (minimum score of 7). The only exception is for students who have worked or studied for 5 years or more in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the U.K., the U.S. or South Africa.

Tuition In-State Full Time: 18700 USD Tuition Out of State Full Time: 18700 USD
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999

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