SIPA's degree programs have rigorous but flexible curriculums that help prepare you for professional success at public, private, and nonprofit organizations in varied fields.
Beyond the designated core curriculum, two-year MIA and MPA students must complete the requirements for one of six policy concentrations and a specialization focused on a particular skill or area of knowledge. MPA in Development Practice students can choose up to two specializations (not required).
For half a century, SIPA has offered through its International Fellows Program a unique course of graduate study that combines heightened understanding of international change with practical preparation to deal with the new world it is creating.
SIPA lets you pursue dual-degree programs with other graduate schools at Columbia and distinguished partner institutions around the world.
As an MIA or MPA student you can choose from more than 1,000 classes offered by SIPA and other Columbia graduate schools.
Capstone workshops give you the chance to apply the practical skills and analytical knowledge you gain at SIPA to a real-world issue. You'll make policy recommendations to an actual client.
The Picker Center offers open enrollment short duration certificate programs for mid-career professionals looking to develop specific skills. Please click below to find out information on upcoming classes.