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Master’s Programs


The Master of International Affairs (MIA), which includes selected STEM-designated pathways, is underpinned by SIPA’s unrivaled expertise on issues that transcend national boundaries and prepares students to address major international issues as experts and leaders in governments and organizations around the world.


The Master of Public Administration (MPA), which includes selected STEM-designated pathways, emphasizes a comparative approach to domestic policy and prepare students to address major national policy issues and manage organizations in the US and other countries around the world.


The 21-month MPA-DP is a STEM-designated, practice-oriented professional advancement degree program where you will acquire the knowledge, and build the skills, experience, and networks to make a just and sustainable world.


The MPA-EPM, a STEM-designated degree program , provides leading policymakers and professionals with the skills to effectively design and implement economic policy in market economies, with a strong emphasis on the economic problems of developing countries.


The MPA-ESP, a STEM-designated degree program, prepares students to become sustainability professionals in government, business, and the nonprofit sector.


The Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Global Leadership is a 10-month, full-time program for mid-career professionals who seek the skills to keep growing in their careers, enhance their leadership capacity, and create greater impact.


The Executive MPA (EMPA) positions mid-career professionals to advance their careers in public, nonprofit, and private sectors without sacrificing work and life commitments.

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MIA/MPA Concentrations & Specializations

Beyond the designated core curriculum, two-year MIA and MPA students must complete the requirements for one of six policy concentrations and a specialization focused on a particular skill or area of knowledge. 

MPA in Development Practice students can choose up to two specializations (not required).