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

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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:

Contact Us

The Thinker

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.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Campus Tours

In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with state and city guidelines, the Admissions office will not offer campus tours for the Fall 2021 semester. We invite you to watch this curated virtual tour of the International Affairs Building, and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future. 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.

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:
Recruitment Events »

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 an abundance of caution due to the impact of COVID-19, SIPA is unable to offer class visits for prospective students. In lieu of class visits, we invite you to explore our virtual mini lecture series.  

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

  • In an abundance of caution due to the impact of COVID-19, SIPA is unable to offer class visits for prospective students. In lieu of class visits, 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.

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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.