Be part of a distinctive community of students and scholars from around the globe. Take advantage of the resources of a premier urban university in the world's most exciting city. Enjoy hands-on learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
Our hometown gives you access to incomparable career opportunities alongside a flourishing cultural and commercial life. Come and experience for yourself what makes Manhattan "the island at the center of the world."
SIPA is the world’s most global public policy school. Our scholars, students, and alumni focus on issues of critical importance around the world. We prepare future leaders to handle transnational challenges of global finance, public health, climate change, energy, development, sustainability, and other issues that demand collective action.
Meet the people who exemplify the SIPA difference. Our extraordinary faculty, alumni, and students are devoted to addressing the critical public policy challenges of today and tomorrow.
Embrace life beyond the classroom! We have dozens of student organizations that provide social, professional, and educational activities to meet your diverse interests. You can take part in community service, a career panel, or the annual SIPA Follies — there's something for everyone.
SIPA is home to five centers and institutes that help focus our work in key areas of public policy. They sponsor research, events, and other programming that bring scholars, students, and policymakers together for fascinating dialogue and learning. We are also affiliated with more than a dozen additional centers, many of them devoted to multidisciplinary exploration of specific regions around the world.
SIPA is located on Columbia University's campus in Morningside Heights, a lively Manhattan neighborhood that bridges the Upper West Side and Harlem. Our home in the International Affairs Building is an energetic hub with some of the best views on campus. Come on by — we'd love to show you around!