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Columbia University

School of International and Public Affairs

Since 1946, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world.

Through rigorous social science research and hands-on practice, SIPA’s graduates and faculty strive to improve social services, advocate for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and secure peace, in their home communities and around the world.

Degree Programs

  • Master of International Affairs
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Program in Economic Policy Management
  • MPA in Environmental Science and Policy
  • MPA in Development Practice
  • Executive Master of Public Administration
  • PhD in Sustainable Development
  • Global Master of Public Administration

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SSE joins the APSIA Graduate School Fair in New York on September 12! We would love to talk to you and help you take the next step in your career!

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On September 12th, experience the Foreign Affairs annual Graduate School Fair, produced in partnership with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), at the Council […]

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APSIA fairs can help you take the next step in your career! Meet admissions officers from APSIA member schools Discuss admissions requirements, curricula, financial aid […]

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In today’s installment of our New Students Series, we’re welcoming Sukirti Vinayak, from Delhi, India. He studied engineering at the University of Delhiin 2011, and is currently working pro bono for the Common People’s Party. He joined SIPA (instead of…

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In today’s installment of our New Students Series, wave your virtual hand at Katy Swartz. Katy is a Texan (ditto!) who moved to the frigid north in Massachusetts to attend Smith College. She has a degree in Jewish Studies, and taught English in Bulgari…

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You often hear of our Seeples doing amazing things in the world and pursuing additional research. This week a 2004 graduate co-authored a paper about how Turkey’s civil society can help the country “confront deep political and social problems.” Dilek K…

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In today’s installment of our New Students Series we’re welcoming Esteban Angel from Bogota, Colombia. Esteban studied mechanical engineering at Universidad De Los Andes, and he hopes to be a leader in the energy policy field one day. He admits that he…

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I’m often asked if there are separate admissions deadlines for our international students. The answer, simply put, is no. All deadlines are open to all students, regardless of their nationality. The same goes for our application materials. For example, no one has to submit extra paperwork in order to qualify for our general fellowships (just meet […]

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SIPA’s undergoing some small changes this summer that you should know about; especially if you’re planning to apply to one of our degree programs this year. While this blog focuses on the two-year programs, it never hurts to learn more about our part-t…

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