Information Sessions

All information sessions are offered monthly, either in-person or virtually.

MIA, MPA, and MPA-DP Information Sessions

Executive MPA (EMPA) Information Sessions

MPA-EPM Information Sessions

MPA-ESP Information Sessions

PhD in Sustainable Development Information Sessions

Application Q&A Sessions

Join SIPA admissions officers for a virtual Admissions Q&A 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.

Q&A 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. Due to the global impact of COVID-19, the Admissions team will be participating in a number of online graduate school fairs for Fall 2020. 

Recruitment Events 

 

Class Visits

MIA, MPA and MPA-DP 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

EMPA 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.  

 

MPA-EPM Class Visits

Prospective students for the MPA-EPM  program are welcome to sit in on an MPA-EPM Core class. For information,  please email mpa-epm@sipa.columbia.edu to schedule a class session. 

View MPA-EPM Curriculum

PhD Class Visits

If you are interested in our Ph.D. in Sustainable Development program, please contact sipa_phd@columbia.edu for more information.

 

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

 

 

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 2020 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 feel free to email us at sipa_admission@columbia.edu

SIPA Virtual Tour

 

Additionally, please visit the Visitors Center to take a virtual tour of our Morningside Heights campus. 

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.

Floor Maps:

Interactive University Campus Map

Directions and Parking Information

Visit our Admissions Office at 514 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025, on the edge of Columbia University’s Morningside Heights Campus. Prospective students are welcome to drop by to speak with an admissions counselor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.