Prospective Students

Study in Paris and New York and obtain Master's degrees from both Sciences Po's Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Students will have the opportunity to study in Paris and New York and obtain both Sciences Po and SIPA’s Master’s degrees in the same amount of time it takes to earn one degree. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this unique opportunity offers core courses in international relations, economics, and management and a large number of concentrations.

The Dual Master’s Degree Program in International Affairs is a highly selective program: only 20 students will be selected each year, among applications received worldwide.

All students will spend the first year in Paris at PSIA, acquiring core skills and a solid multidisciplinary base, and their second year in New York at SIPA, where they will be able to gain in-depth specialization.

After two years, students will earn both SIPA's MIA and Sciences Po's Master’s degree. Dual Degree holders will join the ranks of an exceptional set of trans-Atlantic professionals, forging a growing network of internationally trained decision-makers.

Current Students

We encourage you to use the core mapping as a reference and guide to course selection to meet SIPA core requirements while enrolled at PSIA. Note that students need only take ONE of the Sciences Po courses listed in each section to satisfy the corresponding SIPA core requirement

Sciences Po MIA COre mapping Requirements

Core - MIA SIPA Courses Sciences Po Equivalent Courses
Economics

U6400 Microeconomics

Spring Semester
FID4045 Microeconomics for Decision Makers

U6401 Macroeconomics

Fall Semester
FIPM4215 International History of Economic Policy
OAEE 2040 - Macroeconomics of Emerging Markets

Spring Semester
F1IP4005 - International Macroeconomics
IFCO 2480 Rationality, Expectations and Macroeconomics

Conceptual Foundations

INAF U6800 Conceptual Foundations (MIA)

Fall Semester

  • IFCO 2300 - Advanced Political Analysis

 

Spring Semester

  • F1IS4510 War Studies
  • KINT 4760 Le Nouveau Bouleversement Strategique/ The New Strategic Upheaval (Note: 2nd year course - 4 ECTS)

Other courses: subject to the review and approval of SIPA OSA. It is strongly encouraged that you review the course syllabus on Courseworks prior to submitting course review requests.

Quantitative Analysis U6500 Quantitative Analysis

Fall Semester

  • KOUT 2030 Statistical Reasoning with STATA
  • KOUT2050 Applied Econometrics with STATA - Beginners
  • KOUT2055 Applied Econometrics with STATA - Advanced
  • OAGE 0010 Introduction to Econometrics
  • OBME 2135- Statistics and Data Analysis for Policy Makers

 

Spring Semester

  • KOUT 2030 - Statistical Reasoning with STATA
  • OBME 2090 - Advanced Statistics for Policy Analysis
Management/Financial Management For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Financial Management requirement, please refer to the MIA Curriculum Overview Page.

 

Fall & Spring Semester

  • OBGP3245 - Financial Skills for Project Managers
  • OBGP 3140 Outils de Gestion

Other courses: subject to the review and approval of SIPA OSA.

Interstate Relations  

Fall Semester

  • IFCO 2405 - World on the Move. Migrants, States and Human Rights in the Global Economy
  • F1IS4220 - American Military Power in the World Today
  • F1IS 4235 Understanding the use of Force in World Politics
  • F1IS 4325 - Diplomacy and Negotiation
  • F1ES4125 - Climate Geopolitics: International Relations in a Warming World
  • OADH 3060 Law and Conflict
  • OADI 2025 Grand Strategy in Diplomacy: Past and Present
  • OADH 3065 International Humanitarian Law
  • OCEU 2105 Europe and the Political Econ of Globalisation
  • OAMI 2045 The Introduction to the Politics of International Migration
  • OCEU 2090 - The EU Facing the New World's Challenges
  • OCMO 2040 - Conflict and Negotiation in the Middle East

 

Spring Semester

  • IFCO 2470 The Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • IFCO 2260 International Political Economy
  • F1GD4510 - International Trade Law and the WTO
  • F1IS 4405 - Law and (In)Security in the Pre-Crime Era
  • KINT3720 - Can the world be governed? Prospects and Challenges of Global Governance
  • KINT4380 - The rise of the BRICS: development strategies and governance challenges
  • F1ID4060 - Global Governance: Overcoming Fragmentation
  • F1IS4425 - International Law and Security
  • OADH 3055 - International Law in Domestic Courts
  • OADI 2025 - Grand Strategy in Diplomacy: Past and Present
  • OCEU 2100 - EU Negotiations in a Global Context

Other courses: subject to the review and approval of SIPA OSA.

Foreign Language Please refer to SIPA’s Foreign Language Requirement Page. A language course equivalent to the B2 level or above. Specifics can be found here.

Curriculum

First year (Sciences Po)

During the first year at Sciences Po students are encouraged to satisfy the maximum amount of SIPA core requirements possible. Please refer to the core mapping document at the top of the page for information on which Sciences Po courses are approved to satisfy SIPA core requirements. You can find information on Sciences Po curricular requirements here.

Second year (SIPA)

During the second year at SIPA students will complete any remaining core requirements along with concentration and specialization requirements.  

SIPA Concentration
SIPA Specialization

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Students pay the tuition and fees at the school where they are in residence. Dual Degree students will pay Sciences Po tuition and fees in their first year, and SIPA tuition and fees in their second. Students must be enrolled in Columbia University health insurance or have comparable insurance coverage when they are at Columbia during their second year.  For students needing U.S. federal student aid, they should contact SIPA financial aid to begin the process. Tuition and fees can be found below:

Columbia Fees
Sciences Po Fees

Application Cycle

You should apply through the Sciences Po admissions portal.

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