|H. John Heinz III College|
|Motto||"Educating men and women for intelligent action"|
|Established||1968 by Richard King Mellon|
|Type||Private graduate college|
|Location||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Campus||National Historic Landmark, Urban|
|Former names||School of Urban and Public Affairs (1968-1992)
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management (1992-2008)
|Affiliations||Carnegie Mellon University|
The H. John Heinz III College (Heinz College) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States is a private graduate college that consists of one of the nation's top-ranked public policy schools—the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration-accredited School of Public Policy & Management—and information schools—the School of Information Systems & Management. It is named for the late United States Senator H. John Heinz III (1938-1991) from Pennsylvania. The Heinz College is also a member of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection and the iSchools.
The Heinz College educational process integrates policy, management, and information technology studies. Coursework emphasizes the applied disciplines of empirical methods and statistics, economics, information systems and technology, operations research, and organizational behavior. In addition to full-time, on campus programs in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and Adelaide, Heinz College offers graduate-level programs to non-traditional students through part-time on-campus and distance programs, customized programs, and executive education programs for senior managers.
Richard King Mellon and his wife Constance had long been interested in urban and social issues. In 1965, they sponsored a conference on urban problems, in which they began discussions with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to create a school focused on public affairs. In 1967, Carnegie Mellon President H. Guyford Stever, Richard M. Cyert, Dean of the Tepper School of Business, and Professors William W. Cooper and Otto Davis met and formed a university-wide committee to discuss creating a school that would train leaders to address complex problems in American urban communities. Davis was asked to draft a proposal to create such a school.
In 1968, William Cooper and Otto Davis presented the final proposal for the School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) to the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The proposal found favor with R. K. Mellon and he became strongly committed to creating such a school. The R. K. Mellon Foundation sent a proposal to President Stever to finance it with an initial grant of $10 million, and on 1 November 1968, President Stever created the School of Urban and Public Affairs with William Cooper as the first Dean. The school initially drew much of its faculty from the Tepper School of Business and was based in the Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall. Eventually, the school became independent of other colleges within the university and moved to its current location in historic Hamburg Hall when the facility was acquired by the university from the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Subsequent Deans include Otto Davis, Brian Berry, Joel A. Tarr, Alfred Blumstein, current Carnegie Mellon Provost Mark Kamlet, Linda C. Babcock, Jeffrey Hunker, Mark Wessel, and current Dean Ramayya Krishnan.
In 1992, Teresa Heinz donated a large sum of money to the school, which was then renamed as the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management in honor of Mrs. Heinz's late husband, Senator H. John Heinz III. Senator Heinz, heir to the H. J. Heinz Company fortune, had been killed when his small private plane crashed one year before.
In 2007, the Heinz School received a grant from the Heinz Foundations that transformed the school into a college and formalized the School of Information Systems & Management alongside the School of Public Policy & Management under the college's administration. The official launch of the H. John Heinz III College was held on October 24, 2008 during Carnegie Mellon's Homecoming weekend and was led by Dean Krishnan, Teresa Heinz, and former United States Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill.
Heinz College is headquartered in Hamburg Hall and has a branch campus in Adelaide, South Australia, that offers masters degrees in Public Policy and Management and Information Technology, a North Hollywood Center in Los Angeles, CA as part of the masters degree program in Entertainment Industry Management, and an academic and research center in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill for students in the Public Policy and Management masters program. As part of its 10-year plan, Carnegie Mellon intends to expand and renovate Hamburg Hall by annexing Smith Hall into an integrated complex with an atrium and addition starting in the spring of 2014. The expansion will include new large classrooms, a 150-seat auditorium, informal meeting space, a student lounge, quiet study space, as well as faculty research centers and offices and will be designed to acheive LEED Silver certification. The Heinz College also regularly collaborates with the Pittsburgh office of the RAND Corporation for research and educational programs.
Heinz College focuses on the application of quantitative analysis, statistics, economics, operations research, decision science, and information technology to tackle public sector problems in a practical manner. The faculty of Heinz College is often considered the best in the country in such application.
In the most recent US News and World Report Graduate School rankings, the Heinz College was ranked 9th overall among schools of public affairs. The Heinz College has ranked in the top 10 since US News and World Report began ranking schools of public affairs in 1995. Of the 253 schools of public affairs across the nation that were surveyed in 2013, Heinz College ranked:
- 1st in Information and Technology Management;
- 7th in Public Policy Analysis;
- 8th in Environmental Policy and Management;
- 13th in Public Finance and Budgeting;
- 16th in Health Policy and Management;
- 21st in Nonprofit Management.
Heinz College also ranked 2nd in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index listing for the top performing programs in public administration and 9th in the listing for the top performing programs in public policy.
The PhD program in Public Policy and Management at the Heinz College was ranked in the top 5 overall and in the top 5 in faculty research activity by the National Research Council in 2010.
The Medical Management program was ranked 4th by Modern Healthcare Magazine in the 2009 rankings of the top management graduate schools for physician executives.
The Heinz College has an international reputation for excellence in its educational programs:
While Heinz College is the only college at Carnegie Mellon that does not have undergraduate degree programs, it does offer accelerated masters programs for exceptional undergraduates. The Heinz College participates in the minor in Health Care Policy and Management jointly with the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Mellon College of Science. Additionally Heinz College offers several executive education programs such as the CIO Institute in Arlington, Virginia, a joint data analytics certificate program with UPMC, and the Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women. The Heinz College is also a partner in the Tepper School of Business' Master of Science in Computational Finance and the Carnegie Institute of Technology's Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management program.
The hallmark of every Heinz College education is the quantitative and skills-based curriculum, the integration of technology, and the required capstone final project: "the system synthesis." This final project is done instead of a traditional thesis and allows the students to apply their problem solving skills to a real-world client's problem. Graduates of Heinz College are successful in the public sector, private sector, and nonprofit sector.
Heinz College maintains an international reputation of excellence in the fields of social entrepreneurship, criminal justice policy, health policy analysis, art and entertainment industry management, information systems and technology, management science, data analytics, policy analysis, and social welfare policy. Heinz College is also affiliated the following centers, programs, institutes, labs, and initiatives:
- Center for Behavioral Decision Research
- Center for Economic Development
- Center for the Future of Work
- Center for Human Rights Science
- Center for International Policy & Innovation in Washington, DC
- Future Tenant
- Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics
- Institute for Social Innovation
- Living Analytics Research Centre (jointly with Singapore Management University)
- Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society
- Technology in the Arts
The Heinz College is also affiliated with the following academic journals:
- The Heinz Journal
- I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (jointly with the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University)
Notable associated people 
- Ashish Arora - economist and expert in technology, innovation, development, and public policy
- Alessandro Acquisti - expert in behavioral economics and economics of privacy
- Linda C. Babcock - author, economist, former Dean of the Heinz College, and expert in negotiation and gender
- Allen Biehler - former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Alfred Blumstein - one of the world's top criminologists and operations researchers, winner of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, INFORMS Fellow and past president, director of the National Consortium on Violence Research
- Lee Branstetter - international economics expert and member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors
- Terry F. Buss - director of Heinz College Australia and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration
- Kathleen Carley - computational sociologist and expert in dynamic network analysis
- Jonathan P. Caulkins - operations researcher, expert in drug and crime policy, and founder of RAND Pittsburgh, INFORMS Fellow
- Jack Chow - Public health expert, first Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Special Representative of the U.S. Secretary of State on Global HIV/AIDS and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Health and Science
- William W. Cooper - founding Dean of Heinz College and pioneer in management science and accounting, INFORMS Fellow and past president, John von Neumann Theory Prize winner, and member of the Accounting Hall of Fame
- John Patrick Crecine - former President of the Georgia Institute of Technology, former Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, former Dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Carmen Yulín Cruz - current mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico
- David Dausey - public health expert and consultant for the RAND Corporation
- Otto Davis - co-founder of Heinz College, economist, and public-choice theorist
- Jon Delano - Money & Politics editor at KDKA-TV
- George T. Duncan - expert on statistical confidentiality
- David Farber - co-creator of ARPANET and former Chief Technologist for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Stephen Fienberg - one of the top statisticians in the world, recipient of the COPSS Presidents' Award, elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, fellow of the American Statistical Association, winner of the Wilks Award, fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, former dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Richard Florida - social economist, urban scientist, and creator of the Creative class concept
- Martin Gaynor - health economist and chairman of the Health Care Cost Institute
- John Graham - Dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, former Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School, and former Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
- Jendayi Frazer - US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the George W. Bush administration
- Melvin J. Hinich - expert in signal processing and statistics
- Jeffrey Hunker - expert in information security policy, advisor in the United States Department of Commerce, founding director of the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure on the National Security Council
- Norman J. Johnson - former President of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration
- Ramayya Krishnan - Dean and expert in management science and information technology, strategy, and policy, INFORMS Fellow
- Mark Kamlet - economist and Provost of Carnegie Mellon University
- David Krackhardt - expert in organizational behavior and social network analysis
- Dan J. Martin - Dean of the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts
- James F. Jordan, Sr. - expert in Biotechnology and Healthcare, former Senior Vice-President of McKesson Corporation, Vice President of Johnson & Johnson
- Patrick D. Larkey - policy analysis expert and former Department Head of the Department of Social and Decision Sciences
- J. Kevin McMahon - President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
- David H. McCormick - former Under Secretary for International Affairs within the US Department of the Treasury
- M. Granger Morgan - expert in environmental policy analysis, head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, and director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
- Daniel Nagin - criminologist
- Jairam Ramesh - elected member of the Indian Parliament and the Cabinet Minister for Rural Development
- Mark Roosevelt - President of Antioch College, Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and member of the Roosevelt family
- Denise M. Rousseau - expert in organizational behavior and psychological contracts
- Joe Sestak - United States Congressman from Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2011, former United States Navy Vice Admiral
- Peter M. Shane - Professor of Law and Public Policy specializing in administrative law and e-democracy, former Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- Kiron Skinner - expert and author in international relations, Cold War policy, and fellow at the Hoover Institution
- Luke Skurman - founder of College Prowler
- Michael D. Smith - economist in information technology and pioneer in The Long Tail phenomenon
- Robert P. Strauss - economist and expert in public finance and tax policy
- John Tarnoff - studio executive, film and interactive producer, and technology entrepreneur and former Head of Show Development at DreamWorks Animation
- Joel A. Tarr - urban, industrial, environmental, and technological historian and former dean of the Heinz College and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Lowell J. Taylor - ecomist and demographer, senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center, and member of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors
- Paula Wagner - film executive and talent agent, former CEO at United Artists and Cruise/Wagner Productions
- Robert Wilburn - former president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and director of Heinz College in Washington, DC
- Yeh Kuang-shih - Minister of Transportation and Communication of Taiwan
See also 
- "Welcome to Heinz College". Heinz College. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
- "Heinz College Faculty". Heinz College Website. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
- "Carnegie Mellon Quick Facts" (PDF). CMU Website. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- "CMU airs 10-year master plan". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "EDGE studio: Academic: Heinz College". web site. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- "Big Data Analytics Masters Degrees: 20 Top Programs". InformationWeek. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- Fenton, Edwin (2000). Carnegie Mellon 1900-2000: A Centennial History. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press. ISBN 0-88748-323-2.