Columbia University’s SIPA offers the opportunity to study in Berlin at the Hertie School of Governance and earn degrees from both SIPA and the Hertie School in the same amount of time it takes to earn one degree. Both MIA and MPA first year SIPA students may apply to the dual degree program. Upon completion of the program, students will obtain a Masters of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Hertie School of Governance, as well as a Masters Degree from SIPA.

The language of instruction is English. 

Curriculum

Students are required to complete the core curriculum of their home institution in their first year and then complete the curricular requriements of the partner institution in their second year. 

SIPA Core Curriculum

MIA
MPA 

SIPA Concentrations and Specializations

Hertie Curriculum

Please visit the Hertie website for information on their curriculum.

HERTIE COre mapping Requirements - MPA

Core - MPA SIPA Courses HERTIE Equivalent Courses
Economics

U4200 Economics
or
U6400 Economic Analysis

GRAD-C8‐101 Public Sector Economics
and (one of the courses listed below)
GRAD-C7adv Economic and Financial Market Policy (Advanced)
GRAD-C7med Economics: Basic Concepts and Policy Applications (Intermediate)
GRAD-C7 Applied Economic Analysis

U4201 Economics
or
U6401 Economic Analysis

GRAD-C7adv Economic and Financial Market Policy (Advanced)
GRAD-C7med Economics: Basic Concepts and Policy Applications (Intermediate)
or (at least TWO courses from the listing below)
GRAD-C7 Applied Economic Analysis
GRAD-C8‐101 Public Sector Economics
GRAD-C8-102 Economics II: Economic Growth and Climate Change
GRAD-C8-103 Economics II: International Economics

Politics of Policy
Making

PUAF U6100 Politics of Policymaking: Issues in Comparative Politics
or 
PUAF U6110 Politics of Policymaking: American Institutions
or
PUAF U6120 Politics of Policymaking: Comparative Perspectives

Module 1: Foundations of Public Policy, Policy Process Course

Quantitative Analysis U6500 Quantitative Analysis

C5 Statistics I

Management

For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement, please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page.

GRAD-C3 Public Management

Financial Management For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Financial Management requirement, please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page.

Offered both Fall and Spring Semester
OBGP 3135 Accounting
OBGP 3140 Outils de Gestion

Other courses: subject to the review and approval of SIPA OSA.

Professional
Development
U4040 Professional Development

 

Internship U9013 Internship Can possibly be met with internship completed at Hertie with the approval of the SIPA Office of Career Services.

HERTIE COre mapping Requirements - MIA

Core - MIA SIPA Courses HERTIE Equivalent Courses
Economics

U4200 Economics
or
U6400 Economic Analysis

GRAD-C8‐101 Public Sector Economics
and (one of the courses listed below)
GRAD-C7adv Economic and Financial Market Policy (Advanced)
GRAD-C7med Economics: Basic Concepts and Policy Applications (Intermediate)
GRAD-C7 Applied Economic Analysis

U4201 Economics
or
U6401 Economic Analysis

GRAD-C7adv Economic and Financial Market Policy (Advanced)
GRAD-C7med Economics: Basic Concepts and Policy Applications (Intermediate)
or (at least TWO courses from the listing below)
GRAD-C7 Applied Economic Analysis
GRAD-C8‐101 Public Sector Economics
GRAD-C8-102 Economics II: Economic Growth and Climate Change
GRAD-C8-103 Economics II: International Economics

Conceptual Foundations

INAF U6800 Conceptual Foundations of International Politics

C1-1101 Global Governance

Quantitative Analysis U6500 Quantitative Analysis

C5 Statistics I

Management

For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement, please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page.

GRAD-C3 Public Management

Financial Management For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Financial Management, requirement please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page.

 

Professional
Development
U4040 Professional Development

 

Internship U9013 Internship Can possibly be met with internship completed at Hertie with the approval of the SIPA Office of Career Services.

Interstate
Relations
Course

Select from a menu of courses that fulfills this requirement.

GRAD-C2-1101 International Law
GRAD-C3 International Organizations

Foreign Language Proficiency (MIA Students ONLY)   Proficiency in a language other than English is required for graduation. Proficiency is defined as the ability to read, write and speak the language at the Intermediate II level. This requirement is met in one of three ways: see link.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Students pay tuition and fees to the school where they are in residence (i.e. if you attending Hertie, you will pay Hertie tuition and fees, and similarly at SIPA).  Students who begin at Hertie will be enrolled in Columbia University health insurance or have comparable insurance coverage when they are at Columbia during their second year. Links to tuition and fees are below:

SIPA Tuition & Fees
Hertie Tuition & Fees

Through the generous gift of the Julius Blocker estate,  some students admitted into this program have the opportunity to receive limited funding for their program of study in their second year. No application is required – you will be automatically considered for the funding when you apply.