Info for Current Students
SIPA Graduation & University Commencement 2023
The Office of Student Affairs at SIPA oversees orientation of new students, academic advising and registration services, student life programming, and degree certification and graduation exercises.
IPA Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping its students explore all available means to finance their education.
A vibrant array of student groups organize programming on a variety of issues in international and public affairs, along with social events and community service.
The DEICE Committee advises the Dean and the leadership team on efforts to support greater diversity at SIPA.
The SIPA Bulletin is SIPA's official catalog of courses, degrees, degree requirements, and policies.
The Career Advancement Center provides students and alumni with the necessary tools to successfully manage their professional development throughout their careers.
SIPA IT is the primary source of all IT and AV related support for SIPA faculty, staff, and students.
University Life is a central division focused on enhancing the student experience across Columbia’s 17 schools and colleges.
Columbia Health advances the well-being of the Columbia University community and the personal and academic development of students.
We are the international community’s resource for immigration-related needs, providing advisory and documentation services and information on a host of issues, including— but not limited to—visas, employment, travel, and tax-filing obligations.
The Department of Public Safety takes pride in our demographic diversity, which is reflective of the communities we serve.
Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
Providing programs and services that enhance the student experience in and out of the classroom
During your time at SIPA you will have three primary advisors. You will be assigned a Dean from SIPA’s Office of Student Affairs whose primary responsibility is to advise you on the Core requirements and to connect you to both SIPA and Columbia resources. Students in the MPA-DP, PESP, and PEPM program will be advised by designated staff members from each program.
Career Advancement Center (CAC)
Providing students and alumni with the necessary tools to successfully manage their professional development throughout their careers
Through career advising, a professional development course, career events, recruitment and employer outreach programs, and networking opportunities, the Career Advancement Center provides students and alumni with the necessary tools to successfully manage their professional development throughout their careers.