Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan Joins Carnegie Mellon Program

June 1, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Partnership Creates Opportunities for OWU Graduates Seeking Advanced Degrees

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is joining with Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy to create new post-graduate pathways for students seeking advanced degrees in management, public policy, or information technology.

Ohio Wesleyan is now part of Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College Regional Education Partners Scholarship program. Each year, the program will provide up to 10 qualified Ohio Wesleyan graduates with scholarship support of at least 30 percent of their per-semester tuition while enrolled in a Heinz College master’s program.

Pittsburgh-based Heinz College consists of two schools: the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management. The Regional Education Partners Scholarship program applies to all Heinz College master’s degree programs, including the following for which Ohio Wesleyan students could meet all prerequisites at the time of their respective OWU graduations:

  • Master of Arts Management
  • Master of Entertainment Industry Management
  • Master of Information Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management
  • Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management
  • Master of Science in Public Policy and Management

“The Regional Education Partners Scholarship program was established as part of Heinz College’s commitment to promoting economic growth in this part of the country,” said David Eber, Heinz College’s director of admissions and financial aid. “If someone is from this part of the United States or has attended an undergraduate program here and goes on to attend Carnegie Mellon University for graduate school, we’re hoping that there will be an increased likelihood that the individual will stay in the region during at least the early stages of their career.

“OWU provides its students with an outstanding liberal arts education, which forms an excellent foundation for study in professional graduate programs, such as the master’s degrees offered in the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University,” Eber said.

Dale J. Brugh, Ph.D., Ohio Wesleyan’s associate dean for innovation, said the Carnegie Mellon partnership is made possible by OWU’s reputation as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. This includes the design of Ohio Wesleyan’s new data analytics major and minors, created with a spirit of “data for the greater good” that aligns well with the mission of Heinz College.

“Ohio Wesleyan is excited to be part of the Carnegie Mellon Heinz College Regional Education Partners Scholarship program,” said Brugh, who also is a professor of chemistry. “We think this creates important new pathways for OWU students planning to seek master’s degrees not only in information technology, but also in management and public policy.”

Learn more about any Ohio Wesleyan majors, including data analytics, at www.owu.edu/majors. Learn more about Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and its advanced degree programs at www.heinz.cmu.edu.

About Heinz College

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the No. 1 academic program for Analytics Education. For more information, please visit www.heinz.cmu.edu.

About Ohio Wesleyan University

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.