Columbia University’s SIPA and the London School of Economics offers the opportunity to study in London and New York City, earning Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees from both SIPA and the LSE in the same amount of time it takes to earn one degree.

This is a fixed track program. Students complete their first year at LSE and the second year at SIPA. thus obtaining both an Ivy League education as well as one from a world class center of excellence based in Europe. 

In addition to the professional advantages of studying public policy in both London and New York, students will benefit from the different pedagogical traditions of studying in both the North American and the British and European context. The dual degree candidate will profit from the extensive resources available in New York City, as well as the global reach of the combined alumni networks of both programs.

The small and intimate nature of the LSE MPA program, with approximately 90 students in the entering class, offers a different and complementary experience to SIPA's roughly 500 students. The

Curriculum

Students are required to complete the first year curriculum at LSE in the first year.  Please refer to the LSE site for your first year curriculum. At SIPA students must complete the core degree rquirements, a concentration and a specialization. Note that some courses taken at LSE can be used to meet specific SIPA core courses. Please refer to the Core Mapping section below shich lists the courses which are applicable to your SIPA cosre rerquirements.  The program duration is two years.

SIPA CURricular requirements

MPA 

SIPA Concentrations and Specializations

LSE 

Please refer to the LSE site for details on the LSE MPA curriculum.

LSE Core Mapping  - MPA

 

SIPA Core-MPA SIPA Courses LSE Equivalent Courses
Economics U6400 Economic Analysis

PP440 Micro and Macro Economics for Public Policy OR
PP419 Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis (Formerly: Methods of Economic Policy Analysis)
Note: Passing the LSE proficiency exam along with the completion of a graduate level LSE Economics course satisfies this requirement.

U6401 Economic Analysis

PP440 Micro and Macro Economics for Public Policy OR
PP419 Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis (Formerly: Methods of Economic Policy Analysis)
Note: Passing the LSE proficiency exam along with the completion of a graduate level LSE Economics course satisfies this requirement.

Politics of Policy Making

PUAF U6110 Politics of Policymaking: American Institutions PP478 Political Science and Public Policy
PUAF U6120 Politics of Policymaking: Comparative Perspectives

Quantitative Analysis

U6500 Quantitative Analysis 

PP455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis (This course also satisfies the SIPA U6501Quantitative Analysis II equivalency)

ST425 Statistical Inference: Principles Methods and Computation

Management For List of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page

PP4G3 (H)Designing and Managing Change in the Public Sector

MG4J2: Designing innovative social Enterprises

Additional LSE courses can be submitted for review

Financial Management For List of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page

PP4J5: Fiscal Governance and Budgeting

Additional LSE courses can be submitted for review

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Students pay tuition and fees to the school where they are in residence. 

SIPA Tuition & Fees
LSE Tuition & Fees