Carnegie Mellon University

Society is largely responsible for setting the goals and framing the problems that engineers and scientists engage to enable a healthier, richer and more productive life for humanity. However, technology can profoundly change societies and can contribute to many of the more serious problems we face. The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique engineering department focused on this critical intersection between technology and society. 

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Studies

Joint undergraduate degree programs allow undergraduates from across the university to earn an additional major or minor that includes important skills in economics, social analysis, history, and policy analysis.

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MS in EPP

Our Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) master’s program is a professional program consisting of coursework with optional research or project work in which students with technical backgrounds address policy issues focused on science and technology.

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Doctoral Studies

Our doctoral program helps students with technical backgrounds address policy issues focused on science and technology. If you want to explore how engineering interacts with other disciplines to tackle the complex problems of today’s society, the EPP Ph.D. program might be right for you.

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MS in ETIM

The Engineering and Technology Innovation Management (E&TIM) master’s program is designed for professionals who are looking to become leaders in innovation and the strategic management of technology.

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MS in EST&P

The Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) program is an affiliated interdisciplinary professional master’s degree in energy engineering, that is aligned with discoveries in science, attuned to sustainability and the environment, and informed by a broader perspective in economics and public policy.

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