PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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2-4

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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3-15

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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750

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$33,141
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$418
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$460

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
NA

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$10,840
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,400

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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3%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
FELLOWSHIP
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13%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
90%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
0%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
2%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
14%
FOREIGN SOURCES
7%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
77%

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

5.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

35%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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15

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
NO

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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NO
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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1-4

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.9
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.1

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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78%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.8

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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23-36

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
22%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
11%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
60%
FEMALE
40%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
62%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
38%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
5%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
6%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
34%
HISPANIC
1%
UNKNOWN
11%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
66%
PART TIME
34%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
70%
FEMALE
30%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
55%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
45%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
9%
WHITE
32%
HISPANIC / LATINO
2%
UNKNOWN
55%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
76%
PART TIME
24%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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26
Interdisciplinary faculty
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31%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
891
First year
278

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.6

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management degrees from Carnegie Mellon University


Master's degrees/year

158.6

Doctoral degrees/year

2.6

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(412) 268-2000 ext. 2000


Location

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management degree recipients from Carnegie Mellon University and may include graduates from more than one program.