At Columbia SIPA, we are driving change through policy
Research, teaching, and partnerships in the global public interest
Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
SIPA held its Class Day on Sunday, April 14, as 824 graduates converged on Columbia’s south lawn for the annual ceremony. The featured speaker was 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa.
The political scientist elaborates on her ongoing research on inequality and her journey to SIPA.
Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa warns Class of 2023 about dangers of new technologies to democracy.
The annual awards honor US-based scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.
Tackling today’s most vital issues
We’re taking on complex, pressing global issues like geopolitical stability — energy and climate policy —technological innovation and its impact on people — how to share prosperity — and preserving democratic governance.
Columbia SIPA at a Glance
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Find Your Columbia SIPA Education
- Master's Programs
- Doctoral Program
- Dual Degree Programs
- Five-Year Joint Degrees
- Executive Education
- International Fellows Program
Our programs in international affairs and public administration offer rigorous but flexible curriculums that help prepare you for professional success at public, private, and nonprofit organizations in varied fields.
Our unique PhD in Sustainable Development bridges science and policy to equip scholars and professionals who will address some of the some of the most important policy challenges concerning the future of our planet.
Dual Degree Programs
Supplement your SIPA education with a degree from Columbia Law School, Columbia Business School, or another graduate school — or broaden your horizon at one of our distinguished partner institutions around the world.
Five-Year Joint Degrees
SIPA offers a program for Columbia undergraduate students, a five-year joint degree program, which leads to a BA and an MIA or MPA degree in five years.
We offer degrees, certificates, and customized courses for mid-career professionals and public servants from around the world. Our Executive MPA allows professionals to earn a full SIPA degree on a part-time basis.
International Fellows Program
This two-semester seminar — which is open to graduate students throughout Columbia University — combines heightened understanding of international affairs with practical preparation to deal with a changing world.