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Office of Student Affairs

Serving the largest and most diverse student population of International and Public Affairs schools, the Office of Student Affairs at SIPA provides programs and services that enhance the student experience in and out of the classroom. We do this through our orientation of new students, academic advising and registration services, student life programming, and degree certification and graduation exercises. From admission through graduation, we are committed to guiding our students through any academic or personal challenges relating to their tenure at SIPA.

SIPA Graduation will be on May 13 (also known as Class Day), we will recognize all SIPA’s own master’s and PhD candidates. At the University Commencement on May 15, Columbia will officially confer academic degrees on graduates from every school.

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Academic Advising

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During your time at SIPA, you will have three primary advisers whose goal is to help you navigate the curriculum and successfully complete your degree.

At SIPA, we have designed an academic advising partnership that gives you exposure to as many administrators and faculty members as possible to assure your successful matriculation. During your time at SIPA you will have three primary advisers whose goal is to help you navigate the curriculum and successfully complete your degree. 

After you are accepted and you have paid your tuition deposit, students in the 2-year programs 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, MPA-EPM, and EMPA program will be advised by designated staff members from each program.
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The SIPA Bulletin is the School of International and Public Affairs’ official catalog of courses, degrees, degree requirements, and policies.
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Student Groups

Student Life and Community

Learn about the vibrant array of student groups organize programming on a variety of issues in international and public affairs, SIPA networking resources, student publications, student organizations, and campus services that will add value to your graduate school experience.