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Degree Conferred

Who It's For

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Class Profile

Students

Citizenship

Gender

Average age

Countries represented

Native Languages spoken

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Master of International Affairs Master of Public Administration

How to Apply

Master of International Affairs

Spring Term 2021

Final Application: November 6, 2020

Fall Term 2021
Early Action: November 1, 2020
Fellowship Consideration: January 5, 2021
Final Application: February 5, 2021

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Master of Public Administration

Spring Term 2021

Final Application: November 6, 2020

Fall Term 2021
Early Action: November 1, 2020
Fellowship Consideration: January 5, 2021
Final Application: February 5, 2021

Apply Now

Program Details

Objective

Master of International Affairs

MIA students acquire the substantive knowledge, practical skills and real-world experience to address the big issues of international affairs. The curriculum integrates Columbia University’s unsurpassed academic choices with extensive experiential learning, including capstone workshop projects with organizations around the world. Students pursue a customizable core curriculum, including a wide range of courses on international politics and political economy. Students also choose from a broad range of majors:  International Security Policy, International Finance and Economic Policy, Economic and Political Development, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy, Energy and Environment, and Urban and Social Policy. Graduates join a dynamic network of MIA alumni in leading organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors around the world.

Master of Public Administration

Students develop the qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, substantive knowledge of a policy concentration and professional skills to address real world challenges in policy and management.

Program length

Master of International Affairs

21 months

Master of Public Administration

21 months

Degree Conferred

Master of International Affairs

MIA

Master of Public Administration

MPA

Who It's For

Master of International Affairs

The MIA degree program is best suited for young professionals holding a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or substantive internship experience who have a passion for international affairs and a commitment to make the world a better place.

Master of Public Administration

The MPA degree program is best suited for young professionals holding a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or substantive internship experience.

Career Paths

Master of International Affairs

MIA graduates work around the world in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Recent employers include the United Nations, U.S. Departments of State and Defense, foreign ministries abroad, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey & Company, the International Rescue Committee, and many others.

Master of Public Administration

MPA graduates work in the most prestigious agencies and firms in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as their own start-ups and social enterprises.

Class Profile

Students

Master of International Affairs

251

Master of Public Administration

484

Citizenship

Master of International Affairs

International: 
39.44
United States: 
60.56

Master of Public Administration

International: 
70.87
United States: 
29.13

Gender

Master of International Affairs

Female: 
57.37
Male: 
42.63

Master of Public Administration

Female: 
308
Male: 
176

Average age

Master of International Affairs

28

Master of Public Administration

27

Countries represented

Master of International Affairs

34

Master of Public Administration

51

Native Languages spoken

Master of International Affairs

-

Master of Public Administration

-

Select Programs

How to Apply

Spring Term 2021

Final Application: November 6, 2020

Fall Term 2021
Early Action: November 1, 2020
Fellowship Consideration: January 5, 2021
Final Application: February 5, 2021

Apply Now

Program Details

Objective

MIA students acquire the substantive knowledge, practical skills and real-world experience to address the big issues of international affairs. The curriculum integrates Columbia University’s unsurpassed academic choices with extensive experiential learning, including capstone workshop projects with organizations around the world. Students pursue a customizable core curriculum, including a wide range of courses on international politics and political economy. Students also choose from a broad range of majors:  International Security Policy, International Finance and Economic Policy, Economic and Political Development, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy, Energy and Environment, and Urban and Social Policy. Graduates join a dynamic network of MIA alumni in leading organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors around the world.

Program length

21 months

Degree Conferred

MIA

Who It's For

The MIA degree program is best suited for young professionals holding a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or substantive internship experience who have a passion for international affairs and a commitment to make the world a better place.

Career Paths

MIA graduates work around the world in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Recent employers include the United Nations, U.S. Departments of State and Defense, foreign ministries abroad, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey & Company, the International Rescue Committee, and many others.

Class Profile

Students

251

Citizenship

International: 
39.44
United States: 
60.56

Gender

Female: 
57.37
Male: 
42.63

Average age

28

Countries represented

34

Languages spoken

-

Select Programs

How to Apply

Spring Term 2021

Final Application: November 6, 2020

Fall Term 2021
Early Action: November 1, 2020
Fellowship Consideration: January 5, 2021
Final Application: February 5, 2021

Apply Now

Program Details

Objective

Students develop the qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, substantive knowledge of a policy concentration and professional skills to address real world challenges in policy and management.

Program length

21 months

Degree Conferred

MPA

Who It's For

The MPA degree program is best suited for young professionals holding a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or substantive internship experience.

Career Paths

MPA graduates work in the most prestigious agencies and firms in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as their own start-ups and social enterprises.

Class Profile

Students

484

Citizenship

International: 
70.87
United States: 
29.13

Gender

Female: 
308
Male: 
176

Average age

27

Countries represented

51

Languages spoken

-