For more than 70 years, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world.
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.
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.
I applied to SIPA because it has the best program to understand urban challenges while acquiring the management skills crucial to working in this field.