International Affiars Building

Connect with SIPA

Both virtually and in-person

SIPA is located on Columbia Universitys campus in Morningside Heights, a lively Manhattan neighborhood that bridges the Upper West Side and Harlem. Our home in the International Affairs Building is an energetic hub where our community comes together for classes, studying, student life, and a wide range of events.

We invite you to connect with us in a few ways, both virtually and in-person

Information Sessions

Attend an Event

Information sessions are offered either in-person or virtually. Please visit your program of interest for more details on upcoming information sessions:

Upcoming Graduate School Fairs

SIPA travels across the country (and globe) throughout the year to participate in graduate school fairs, information sessions, and other events. Check out where we’ll be in the coming months:

Columbia Campus - spring

Campus Tours

Beginning Spring 2023, we will offer tours of the International Affairs Building when possible. Please register here! Additionally, we invite you to watch this curated virtual tour of the International Affairs Building. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Please visit the Visitors Center to take a virtual tour of our Morningside Heights campus.

Meet a Current Student

If you are interested in speaking with a current student at SIPA either in-person or virtually, please review our list of SIPA Admissions Ambassadors:

Current Students List »

Class Visits

  • In-person class visits are open for this Spring 2024. In order to sit in on a class you must have an application on file for Fall 2024.

    Please fill in our class visit form to be considered. Note: By filling out this form, you are not guaranteed a spot in this class; you must wait to hear back from SIPA Admissions to confirm your visit.

    If you are unable to come to us in-person, we invite you to explore our virtual mini lecture series.  

    For more information on our course offerings, please visit our bulletin.

  • Prospective students for the MPA-EPM program are welcome to sit in on an MPA-EPM Core class. For information, please email [email protected] to schedule a class session. 

    View MPA-EPM Curriculum


  • If you are interested in our Ph.D. in Sustainable Development program, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Contact Us

The Thinker

Download Our Brochure

For questions concerning applying to SIPA, please contact our Admissions Office by email at [email protected] or by phone at +1 212-854-6216.

For questions concerning Financial Aid, please contact our Financial Aid Office by email at [email protected] or by phone at +1 212-854-6216.

Chat with Admissions

Join SIPA admissions staff for one-on-one virtual Admissions appointments focused on the two year full-time Master of Public Administration, Master of International Affairs, and MPA in Development Practice at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.


116th Street - Columnbia - 1 Subway Train

Directions to SIPA

The ceremonial entrance to Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus is located at Broadway and West 116th Street.

Most SIPA offices are located in the International Affairs Building (IAB) at 420 West 118th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. Visitors who enter IAB at street level will find themselves on the building's fourth floor; the elevated campus or plaza level provides access to the sixth floor.