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Tuition and Fees

MIA, MPA, and MPA-DP

Estimated cost of attendance for the Master of Public Administration, Master of International Affairs, and MPA in Development Practice programs for the 2022-2023 academic year. Tuition and fee figures are estimates subject to adjustment, these figures are as of June 9, 2022. Updated figures will be posted as they become available.

  •   Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Total

    Direct Costs

    Tuition 31,494 31,494 62,988
    Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 1,596 2,593 4,189
    Health Service Fee 654 654 1,308
    SIPA IT/AV Fee 200 200 400
    University Services and Support Fee 554 554 1,108
    Student Activity Fee  60 60 120
    Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 34,558 35,555 70,113

    ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

    Room/Board 8,534 10,950 19,484
    Books 500 500 1,000
    Personal Expenses 1,917 2,398 4,315
    Transportation 508 635 1,143
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs 11,459 14,483 25,942

    TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

    46,017

    50,038 96,055
  • All students in their first semester of enrollment at Columbia University are charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).

    International students must pay:

    • medical insurance
    • $135 per semester International Students Fee
    • $106 I-20 fee only during their first semester of enrollment

    New students in the MPA-DP program are charged an additional $1,000 in their first term of enrollment, which contributes to the cost of the 12 week summer professional field placement, one week Getting Started Program, and 3 day MPA-DP retreat.

    Total Estimated Cost of Attendance includes both direct and indirect costs.

    • Direct costs are those charged by Columbia University. The tuition and fees indicated above are for the stated year only. All tuition and fees assume full-time attendance; your costs may vary if you do not enroll full-time.  Additional tuition charges for enrollment in excess of 18 credits in a semester are $2,632 per credit.  For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.
    • Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students for the 9-month academic year (September through May only); yours may vary.   
    • Figures above do not include the costs of relocating to New York, if applicable.
    • These costs are for students in residence at SIPA.  Students enrolled in international dual degree programs will be charged by the school they are attending at that school's rates for tuition.

MPA-EPM

Estimated cost of attendance for the MPA in Economic Policy Management for the 2022-2023 academic year. Tuition and fee figures are estimates subject to adjustment, these figures are as of June 9, 2022. Updated figures will be posted as they become available.

  •   Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Total

    Direct Costs

    Tuition 31,494 31,494 31,494 94.482
    Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 984 1,596 2,593 5,173
    Health Service Fee 450 654 654 1,758
    SIPA IT/AV Fee 200 200 200 600
    University Services and Support Fee 482 554 554 1,590
    Student Activity Fee    60 60 120
    Document Fee 105 0 0 105
    Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 33,715 34,558 35,555 103,828

    ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

       
    Room/Board 6,399 8,534 10,950 25,883
    Books 500 500 500 1,500
    Personal Expenses 1,439 1,882 2,352 5,673
    Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,719 11,424 14,437 34,580

    TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

    42,434 45,982 49,992 138,408
  • All students in their first semester of enrollment at Columbia University are charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).

    International students must pay:

    • medical insurance
    • $135 per semester International Students Fee
    • $106 I-20 fee only during their first semester of enrollment

    Total Estimated Cost of Attendance includes both direct and indirect costs.

    • Direct costs are those charged by Columbia University. The tuition and fees indicated above are for the stated year only. All tuition and fees assume full-time attendance; your costs may vary if you do not enroll full-time.  Additional tuition charges for enrollment in excess of 19 credits in a semester are $2,632 per credit.  For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.
    • Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students for the academic year; yours may vary.      
    • Figures above do not include the costs of relocating to New York, if applicable.

EMPA

Estimated cost of attendance for the Executive Master of Public Administration for the 2022-2023 academic year. Tuition and fee figures are estimates subject to adjustment, these figures are as of June 9, 2022. Updated figures will be posted as they become available.

  •   Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Total

    Direct Costs

    Tuition 13,224 13,224 13,224 39,672
    Health Service Fee 0 218 218 436
    SIPA IT/AV Fee 200 200 200 600
    University Services and Support Fee 136 270 270 676
    Student Activity Fee  0 60 60 120
    Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 13,560 13,972 13,972 41,504

    ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

       
    Room/Board 6,399 8,534 10,950 25,883
    Books 500 500 500 1,500
    Personal Expenses 1,439 1,882 2,352 5,673
    Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,719 11,424 14,437 34,580

    TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

    22,279 25,396 28,409 76,084
  •   summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Total

    Direct Costs

    Tuition 19,836 19,836 19,836 59,508
    Health Service Fee 0 218 218 436
    SIPA IT/AV Fee 200 200 200 600
    University Services and Support Fee 136 270 270 676
    Student Activity Fee 0 60 60 120
    Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 20,172 20,584 20,584 61,340

    ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

       
    Room/Board 6,399 8,534 10,950 25,883
    Books 500 500 500 1,500
    Personal Expenses 1,439 1,882 2,352 5,673
    Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,719 11,424 14,437 34,580

    TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

    28,891 32,008 35,021 95,920
  •   Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Total

    Direct Costs

    Tuition 26,448 26,448 26,448 79,344
    Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 1,059 1,596 2,593 5,248
    Health Service Fee 0 218 218 436
    SIPA IT/AV Fee 200 200 200 600
    University Services and Support Fee 136 270 270 676
    Student Activity Fee  0 60 60 120
    Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 27,843 28,792 29,789 86,424

    ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

       
    Room/Board 6,399 8,534 10,950 25,883
    Books 500 500 500 1,500
    Personal Expenses 1,439 1,882 2,352 5,673
    Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,719 11,424 14,437 34,580

    TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

    36,562 40,216 44,226 121,004
  • EMPA students are charged tuition at a rate of $2,204 per credit. The examples in the different tabs show tuition rates for 6, 9, or 12 credits per semester; actual tuition charges will vary each semester depending on students' individual courseloads.  Please note that some fees become applicable when students enroll for 12 credits (officially a full-time courseload) that are not charged to students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits.

    All students in their first semester of enrollment at Columbia University are charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).

    All international students are charged a $135 International Student Fee each semester as well as an additional $106 I-20 fee during their first semester of enrollment at Columbia.

    Total Estimated Cost of Attendance includes both direct and indirect costs.

    • Direct costs are those charged by Columbia University. The tuition and fees indicated above are for the stated year only. For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.
    • Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students during the academic year; yours may vary.   
    • Figures above do not include expenses of relocating to New York, if applicable.

MPA-ESP

Estimated cost of attendance for the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program during the 2022-2023 academic year. Tuition and fee figures are estimates subject to adjustment, these figures are as of June 9, 2022. Updated figures will be posted as they become available.

  •   Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Total

    Direct Costs

    Tuition 28,910 28,910 28,910 86,730
    Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) 984 1,596 2,593 5,173
    Health Service Fee 450 654 654 1,758
    SIPA IT/AV Fee 250 250 250 750
    University Services and Support Fee 482 554 554 1,590
    Student Activity Fee  60 60 60 180
    Document Fee 105 0 0 105
    Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 31,181 32,024 33,021 96,226

    ESTIMATED Indirect Costs

       
    Room/Board 6,399 8,534 10,950 25,883
    Books 500 500 500 1,500
    Personal Expenses 1,439 1,882 2,352 5,673
    Transportation 381 508 635 1,524
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs 8,719 11,424 14,437 34,580

    TOTAL ESTIMATED COST

    39,990 43,448 47,458 130,806
  • All students in their first semester of enrollment at Columbia University are charged a $105 Document Fee (formerly known as Transcript Fee).

    International students must pay:

    • medical insurance
    • $135 per semester International Students Fee
    • $106 I-20 fee only during their first semester of enrollment

    Total Estimated Cost of Attendance includes both direct and indirect costs.

    • Direct costs are those charged by Columbia University. The tuition and fees indicated above are for the stated year only. All tuition and fees assume full-time attendance; your costs may vary if you do not enroll full-time.  Additional tuition charges for enrollment in excess of 19 credits in a semester are $2,410 per credit.  For information on billing and payments, please visit the University's Student Financial Services website.
    • Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students for the academic year; yours may vary.     
    • Figures above do not include the costs of relocating to New York, if applicable.

PhD in Sustainable Development

Where to find cost of attendance information for the PhD in Sustainable Development program.

MPA-GL

Estimated cost of attendance for the MPA in Global Leadership program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition and fee figures are estimates subject to adjustment. Updated figures will be posted as they become available.

  •   Summer Fall Spring Total

    ESTIMATED DIRECT COSTS

    Tuition 5,000 31,617 31,617 68,234
    Medical Insurance (may be waived by domestic students) - 1,776 2,886 4,662
    Health Service Fee 480 686 686 1,852
    SIPA Computer Lab Fee 200 200 200 600
    University Services and Support Fee 500 587 587 1,674
    Student Activity Fee - 60 60 120
    Document Fee 105 - - 105
    Total Direct Costs (charged by Columbia University) 6,285 34,926 36,036 77,247

    ESTIMATED INDIRECT COSTS

    Room/Board 4,352 8,705 11,196 24,253
    Books 250 500 500 1,250
    Personal Expenses 960 1,920 2,400 5,280
    Transportation 254 508 635 1,397
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs 5,816 11,633 14,731 32,180
     

    TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS

    12,101 46,559 50,767 109,427
    • Indirect costs are not billed by Columbia and reflect estimated living and miscellaneous expenses incurred by students for the academic year; yours may vary.     
    • Figures above do not include the costs of relocating to New York, if applicable.