Prospective Students

Study in Paris and New York and obtain Master's Degrees from both Sciences Po's Paris School of Public Affairs (SPA) 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 Public Administration/Public Policy 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 SPA, 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 MPA and Sciences Po's Master’s in Public Policy. 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 Sciences Po's School of Public Affairs (SPA).

Sciences Po MPA/MPP Core Mapping Requirements

Below are core mapping tables for students in their first year of the MPA dual degree program. This core mapping should serve as a reference and guide in selecting Sciences Po courses in your first year that can meet SIPA core requirements.

Core - MPA SIPA Courses Sciences Po Equivalent Courses
Economics U6400 Microeconomics

KAFP 3350 Public Economics Level 2
KAFP 3355 Public Economics Level 3
KAFP 3415 Public Economics Level 1

U6401 Macroeconomics

IFCO 2480 Rationality, Expectations and Macroeconomics
OAFP 3915 Economics of Money and Banking
KAFP 3385 Macroeconomics for Public Policy 

Politics of Policy Making

PUAF U6110 Politics of Policymaking: American Institutions
PUAF U6120 Politics of Policymaking: Comparative Perspectives

KAFP 3175 - Analytic approaches
OAFP 5435 Democratic Institutions: How to Make Democracy Work

Other courses: subject to the review and approval of SIPA OSA. It is strongly encouraged that you review the U6110 and U6120 course syllabi on Courseworks prior to submitting course review requests.

Quantitative Analysis U6500 Quantitative Analysis

KAFP 3435 Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation
KAFP 3985 Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation (Beginner)


For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement, please refer to MPA Curriculum Overview Page.

KAFP 3500 Management, Project, Management and Negotiations : Strategic Business Management and Public Adaptation
KAFP 3550 Leadership and Management
KAFP 3540 Leadership, Digital Transformation, and New Paradigms (Leadership, Mutation Digitale et Nouveaux)
KAFP 3840 Leadership, Organization and Management: Management Public et Transformation

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

Financial Management For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Financial Management requirement, please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page.

KAFP 2015 Finances Publiques



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.


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 SPA Fees

Application Cycle

You should apply through the Sciences Po admissions portal.

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