All two-year MIA and MPA students choose one specialization (similar to a minor) consisting of three courses (9 points) focused on a skill or area of specialized knowledge to complement their policy concentration.
Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis
The specialization in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis (APEA) examines relationships between the public sector, private sector, and civil society and using rigorous quantitative methods
The specialization in International Conflict Resolution provides students with an understanding of the root causes of international conflicts and of how conflict resolution takes place on an international level.
The Management specialization offers SIPA students the opportunity to develop strong managerial and leadership skills applicable to virtually any public policy arena. The objective of this specialization is to prepare students to be the next generation of leaders of major international, national, state, or local public and nonprofit institutions.
Knowing how to navigate in the world of mass communications is essential for government officials, academics, and policy advocates. Just as important is understanding how new technologies work and their effect on the media.