Ethics, History, & Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University

The Major in Ethics, History, & Public Policy

Hello, and welcome to the Ethics, History, and Public Policy Program at Carnegie Mellon! We hope that this website will be useful to you whether you are a high school student trying to decide what college or university you will attend, a current student at Carnegie Mellon or a member of the EHPP program alumni network.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or have comments or suggestions about the site, please feel free to contact our Director, Alex John London.

So what is the EHPP major, and what is it good for?  In a nutshell, the EHPP major prepares students for leadership positions in law, public policy, ethics, and advocacy by providing them with a rigorous, interdisciplinary humanistic and social-scientific education. It also serves as an excellent spring board for graduate study in a wide variety of disciplines.

For more information, see our Welcome Message.

What's Up?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Software Developed by EHPP Student Helps Find Online Sex Traffickers

The universal scope of Internet advertising makes it an ideal way to attract customers and lure young participants into human trafficking activities including sex and prostitution, but behind those ads are layers of online data that can help investigators track down the criminals who organize and profit from such exploitation. MORE
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Passion for Teaching

Marie Avilez (DC’15) did not realize how spending one semester abroad two years ago would influence the trajectory of her future plans. It was during Carnegie Mellon University’s first Social Change Semester that Avilez, an ethics, history and public policy major with a minor in psychology, discovered her passion: teaching. MORE
Download the Fall 2015 EHPP Capstone Project Final Report, "Marijuana Decriminalization: Should Pittsburgh Follow Philadelphia’s Lead?"

marijuana decriminalization report

One of the goals of the EHPP Program is to ensure that all majors have the opportunity to study abroad, do original research, and partake in unpaid or minimally paid internships that will advance their personal and professional aspirations.  If you are interested in helping us achieve this goal, please visit our contribute page.