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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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It’s Winter Break but January is a busy time for us here in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid due to the influx of applications (and application-related questions!). We’re very excited to be reading your applications, by the way. B…

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Application deadlines are here, and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has been getting a lot of calls and emails lately. We’re glad you’re reaching out to us with your questions. I’m choosing to tell y’all about something that has NOT been ask…

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Although Lehman Library is the default, and perhaps easiest, place to study for SIPA students, there are plenty of other spaces to explore throughout the City. Sometimes it’s great to get out of Morningside Heights and make the trip to other neighborho…

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Yesterday the 116th U.S. Congress was sworn in, and it’s one of the most diverse groups ever, including the largest number of female members in Congress with more than 100 women in the U.S. House alone. Elle.com featured 35 new women elected to t…

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When we here at Admissions talk about what we look for in a SIPA candidate, the first item on that list is professional experience: “Most successful applicants have had at least three years of work or internship experience relevant to their intended co…

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There’s about 10 days until the January 5th application deadline, and I wanted to check in on how you’re doing. Hopefully you’ve gotten your test scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation squared away, as well as having the b…

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