Prospective Students

Study in Paris and New York and obtain Master's degrees from both Sciences Po's Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Students will have the opportunity to study in Paris and New York and obtain both Sciences Po and SIPA’s Master’s degrees in the same amount of time it takes to earn one degree. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this unique opportunity offers core courses in international relations, economics, and management and a large number of concentrations.

The Dual Master’s Degree Program in International Affairs is a highly selective program: only 20 students will be selected each year, among applications received worldwide.

All students will spend the first year in Paris at PSIA, acquiring core skills and a solid multidisciplinary base, and their second year in New York at SIPA, where they will be able to gain in-depth specialization.

After two years, students will earn both SIPA's MIA and Sciences Po's Master’s degree. Dual Degree holders will join the ranks of an exceptional set of trans-Atlantic professionals, forging a growing network of internationally trained decision-makers.

Current Students

We encourage you to use the core mapping as a reference and guide to course selection to meet SIPA core requirements while enrolled at PSIA.

Sciences Po MIA COre mapping Requirements

Core - MIA SIPA Courses Sciences Po Equivalent Courses

U6400 Microeconomics

Spring Semester
KINT 3925 Microeconomics for Decision Makers

U6401 Macroeconomics

Fall Semester
KINT 7570 The Euro Crisis: Political and Economic Perspectives
KINT 7585 International History of Economic Policy

Spring Semester
OAEA2085 - International Macroeconomics

Conceptual Foundations

INAF U6800 Conceptual Foundations (MIA)

Spring Semester

KINT 4760 Le Nouveau Bouleversement Strategique
KINT 4645 War Studies

Other courses: subject to the review and approval of SIPA OSA. It is strongly encouraged that you review the course syllabus on Courseworks prior to submitting course review requests.

Quantitative Analysis U6500 Quantitative Analysis

Fall Semester
KOUT 2030 Statistical Reasoning
KOUT2050 Applied Econometrics with Stata - Beginners
KOUT2065 Applied Econometrics with Stata - Beginners
KOUT2055 Applied Econometrics with Stata - Advanced
OAEA 2080 Econometrics
OBME 2135/KINT 4080 Statistics and Data Analysis for Policy Makers

Spring Semester
KOUT 2030 - Statistical Reasoning
OBME 2090 - Advanced Statistics for Policy Analysis


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

KINT4910 Leading Change
KINT4915 Building Long-Term Relationships and Sharing Value with Stakeholders in an International Environment
KINT 7635 - Human Resource Management and Leadership in Development Settings

Financial Management For a list of SIPA courses which satisfy the Financial Management requirement, please refer to the MIA 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.

Interstate Relations  

Fall Semester

IFCO 2260 Introduction to the International Political Economy
KINT 3355 American Military Power in the World Today
OADH 4005 International Humanitarian Law: Its Operational Relevance in Protecting Victims of Armed Conflicts
OCEU 2090 The EU Facing the New World's Challenges
OCMO 2040 Conflict and Negotiation in the Middle East
OCMO 2060 International Relations in the Middle East
OADD 2165 Climate Geopolitics
OADH 3060 Law and Conflict
OADH 3065 International Humanitarian Law
OCAF 2090 Security Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa

Spring Semester

KINT3475 International Trade Law and the WTO
KINT3720 Can the World be Governed? Prospects and Challenges of Global Governance
KINT4380 The Rise of the BRICS: Development Strategies and Governance Challenges
KINT4635 International Organizations: Law and Practice on the International Civil Service 
KINT 4770 Global Governance: Overcoming Fragmentation
OADD 2025 The Politics of Climate Change
OAMI 2045 The Introduction to the Politics of International Migration
OCLA 2025 Brazil’s Political Anger: A Historic Challenge For The Americas

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

Foreign Language Please refer to SIPA’s Foreign Language Requirement Page. A language course equivalent to the B2 level or above. Specifics can be found here.


First year (Sciences Po)

During the first year at Sciences Po students are encouraged to satisfy the maximum amount of SIPA core requirements possible. Please refer to the core mapping document at the top of the page for information on which Sciences Po courses are approved to satisfy SIPA core requirements. You can find information on Sciences Po curricular requirements here.

Second year (SIPA)

During the second year at SIPA students will complete any remaining core requirements along with concentration and specialization requirements.  

SIPA Concentration
SIPA Specialization

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Students pay the tuition and fees at the school where they are in residence. Dual Degree students will pay Sciences Po tuition and fees in their first year, and SIPA tuition and fees in their second. Students must be enrolled in Columbia University health insurance or have comparable insurance coverage when they are at Columbia during their second year.  For students needing U.S. federal student aid, they should contact SIPA financial aid to begin the process. Tuition and fees can be found below:

Columbia Fees
Sciences Po Fees

Application Cycle

You should apply through the Sciences Po admissions portal.

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