Columbia University’s SIPA offers the opportunity to study in London at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and earn degrees from both SIPA and the LSE in the same amount of time it takes to earn one degree.

This program is ideal for those students interested in finishing their course of study in London, thus obtaining both an Ivy League education as well as one from a world class center of excellence based in Europe. It is open to both MIA and MPA students at SIPA. By being physically based in Europe upon graduation, students may maximize their career opportunities in the region.

In addition to the professional advantages of studying public policy in both London and New York, students will benefit from the different pedagogical traditions of studying in both the North American and the British and European context. The dual degree candidate will profit from the extensive resources available in New York City, as well as the global reach of the combined alumni networks of both programs.

The small and intimate nature of the LSE MPA program, with approximately 90 students in the entering class, offers a different and complementary experience to SIPA's roughly 500 students. The program begins October and ends June.

Curriculum

Students are required to complete the core curriculum of their home institution then pursue an area of specialization at the partner school in their second year. The program is normally completed in two years.

SIPA 

MIA
MPA 

SIPA Concentrations and Specializations

LSE 

Please refer to the LSE site for details on the LSE MPA curriculum.

LSE Core Mapping Requirements - MPA

 

SIPA Core-MPA SIPA Courses Sciences Po School of Public Affairs Equivalent Courses
Economics U6400 Economic Analysis

PP440 Micro and Macro Economics for Public Policy OR
PP419 Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis (Formerly: Methods of Economic Policy Analysis)
Note: Passing the LSE proficiency exam along with the completion of a graduate level LSE Economics course satisfies this requirement.

U6401 Economic Analysis

PP440 Micro and Macro Economics for Public Policy OR
PP419 Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis (Formerly: Methods of Economic Policy Analysis)
Note: Passing the LSE proficiency exam along with the completion of a graduate level LSE Economics course satisfies this requirement.

Politics of Policy Making

PUAF U6110 Politics of Policymaking: American Institutions PP478 Political Science and Public Policy
PUAF U6120 Politics of Policymaking: Comparative Perspectives

Quantitative Analysis

U6500 Quantitative Analysis

PP455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis

ST425 Statistical Inference: Principles Methods and Computation

Management For List of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page LSE courses can be submitted for review
Financial Management For List of SIPA courses which satisfy the Management requirement please refer to the MPA Curriculum Overview Page LSE courses can be submitted for review

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Students pay tuition and fees to the school where they are in residence. 

SIPA Tuition & Fees
LSE Tuition & Fees