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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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Hear from an admissions officer about the 2 year, full-time Master’s programs – Master of International Affairs (MIA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and MPA in Development Practice. This information […]

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Hear from an admissions officer about the 2 year, full-time Master’s programs – Master of International Affairs (MIA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and MPA in Development Practice. This information […]

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Join the Executive Director of Admissions, Grace Han, and Director of Financial Aid, David Sheridan, for a Virtual Information Session focused on the two year […]

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Hear from an admissions officer about the 2 year, full-time Master’s programs – Master of International Affairs (MIA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and MPA in Development Practice. This information […]

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In observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will be closed starting tomorrow, November 21, at 2pm ET, and will be closed Thursday and Friday. We’ll reopen as usual on Monday, November 26. While we&#8…

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One of the most important things about applying to graduate school is staying organized. There are so many deadlines/things to remember that it becomes hard to keep track.  However, there are plenty of apps and websites that will make things easier. Be…

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Winter is Coming It was the first snow of the season yesterday! Here’s a snapshot courtesy of first-year student @luzangil: Unfortunately due to the snow causing transit issues, we did have to postpone the Diversity Spotlight event arranged with …

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I remember when I first looked at the core requirements for SIPA: Microeconomics Macroeconomics Quantitative Analysis I saw those three classes and I immediately thought “Am I cut out for this?” For context, I attended a small liberal arts college wher…

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SIPA’s Office of Financial Aid maintains a searchable database of scholarships and provides links to other free scholarship search sites here. We encourage all applicants to search for these funding opportunities throughout the application process and …

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Thanks to SIPA student Jake Sprang MIA ’19, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy concentration, for this guest post. You can read the case for the Urban and Social Policy concentration from Dylan Hoey MPA’19 here. When I was applying to gra…

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