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?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

With a Pogo Stick, the Sky’s the Limit

Nick Ryan (DC’11) is forging his own path—by pogo stick. In 2010, while Ryan was still a student at Carnegie Mellon University, he co-founded Xpogo—an events, media and retail company dedicated to growing the sport of extreme pogo. MORE
Monday, May 23, 2016

Sophomore Talks Philosophy, Internship Experience

David Matvey (DC’18), an international relations and politics major with an additional major in ethics, history and public policy, spent the past semester in Washington, D.C., taking classes and interning in a senatorial office. 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.