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.
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|
KAFP 3350 Public Economics Level 2
IFCO 2480 Rationality, Expectations and Macroeconomics
|Politics of Policy Making||
PUAF U6110 Politics of Policymaking: American Institutions
KAFP 3175 Public Policy
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
For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement, please refer to MPA Curriculum Overview Page.
KAFP 3500 Managing 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
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.
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:
You should apply through the Sciences Po admissions portal.