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Degree Audit

Concentration/Specialization Declaration:

All students are required to declare a concentration and specialization. Students can opt to change their Concentration or Specialization via the Concentration Specialization Declaration Change Form .  Requests are reveiwed and approved  by OSA advisors. If there is an issue with the request your OSA advisor will contact you. Otherwise, if approved, the new Concentration/Specialization will appear on your record in SSOL

Tracking MIA and MPA Core Requirements:

Students can use the Degree Audit Report (DAR) in Student Services Online to track their academic progress.  Currently, the DAR can be used to review the MIA and MPA Core requirements only.

The DAR is an unofficial guide to the MIA and MPA core. The Degree Audit Report cannot be utilized by dual degree students. Dual degree students should see their Advising Dean in the Student Affairs Office.

To request revisions to the Degree Audit Report, please fill out the Degree Audit Report Correction Form and submit the form to the Student Affairs Office.

Degree Audit Report Correction Form (PDF)

Tracking Concentration Requirements

Concentration audit forms are designed to assist students and concentration directors in determining if the concentration requirements have been met.  All students must complete one concentration to graduate except for PhD students and those pursuing dual degrees with other Columbia University schools. 

Students are required to meet with their concentration director once per semester at SIPA to ensure they are fulfilling the appropriate concentration requirements.  Prior to their final semester, students should download the concentration audit form, meet with their concentration director and return the signed audit form to the Office of Student Affairs. 

Concentration audit form deadlines are August 1st for October graduation; November 1st for February graduation; and January 29th for May graduation.

Below is a complete list of Concentration and Specializations, along with a link to the relevant curriculum page which contains an overview of the requirements an the degree audit form.

Economic and Political Development (EPD):  Curriculum

Director:
Jose Antonio Ocampo
Jao2128@columbia.edu
1315 IAB
212-854-6339

Associate Director:
Eugenia McGill
em419@columbia.edu
1309 IAB
212-854-9885

Concentration Manager:
Ilona Vinklerova
iv2105@columbia.edu
1305 IAB
212-851-4105
 

Energy & Environment (E&E):  Curriculum 

Director:
Travis Bradford
tb2476@columbia.edu
901 IAB
212-851-0196

Concentration Manager:
Sophie Dejonckheere
skd2136@sipa.columbia.edu
804 IAB
212-851-9588

Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy (HR): Curriculum

Director, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy Concentration
Elazar Barkan
eb2302@columbia.edu
830 IAB
212-854-9463

Directors, Humanitarian Policy Track:
Dirk Salomons (Fall semester)
ds2002@columbia.edu

Susannah Friedman (Spring semester)
saf2108@columbia.edu
 

International Finance & Economic Policy (IFEP): Curriculum

Executive Director:
Andrea Bubula
ab510@columbia.edu
13th Flr
212-854-5518

Director:
Richard Robb
1311 IAB
rr2043@columbia.edu

Concentration Coordinator:
Corina Copp
cc3662@columbia.edu
1323A
212-851-9423

International Security Policy (ISP): Curriculum

Director:
Richard Betts
rkb4@columbia.edu
1328 IAB
212-854-7325

Concentration Coordinator:
TBD

Urban Policy and Social Policy (USP): Curriculum

Director:
Ester Fuchs
ef25@columbia.edu
Room 1428 IAB
212-854-3866

Concentration Coordinator:
Kevin Gully
kg2515@columbia.edu
Room 1428 IAB
212-851-0264

Tracking Specialization Requirements

Specialization audit forms are designed to assist students and specialization directors in determining if the specialization requirements have been fulfilled.  All students must complete at least one specialization to graduate except for PhD students and those pursuing dual degrees with other Columbia University schools. Students can fulfill the requirements of more than one specialization.

Students are required to meet with their specialization director once per semester at SIPA to ensure they are fulfilling the appropriate specialization requirements.  Prior to their final semester, students should download the specialization audit form, meet with their specialization director and return the signed audit form to the Office of Student Affairs. 

Specialization audit form deadlines are August 1st for October graduation; November 1st for February graduation; and January 29th for May graduation.

Specialization Audit Forms

Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis (APEA):  Curriculum

Director:
Sharyn O'Halloran
so33@columbia.edu
707 IAB
212-854-3242

Gender and Public Policy: Curriculum

Director:
Yasmine Ergas
13th Flr
ye36@columbia.edu
212-854-4384

International Conflict Resolution (ICR): Curriculum

Director:
Edward Luck
edward.c.luck@columbia.edu
1317 IAB

Specialization Coordinator:
TBD

Technology, Media, and Communication (TMaC): Curriculum

Director:
Anya Schiffrin 
acs76@columbia.edu
1319 IAB
212-854-3239

International Organization and UN Studies: Curriculum 

Director
Elisabeth Lindenmayer
el2253@columbia.edu
825 IAB

Management: Curriculum

Director:
Sarah Holloway 
smh124@columbia.edu
1317 IAB
212-854-3357


Regional Specializations:

Note: There is a single audit form and academic page which covers all Regional
Specializations: Curriculum and Academic Page

African Studies

Director:
Mamadou Diouf
md2473
310 Knox Hall
212-854-4083

Jinny Prais
jkp2123@columbia.edu 
201 Knox Hall
212-854-3528

East Asian Studies

Eugenia Lean
eyl2006@columbia.edu
925 IAB
212-8541742

Laura Lechner
ll2963@columbia.edu
934 IAB 
212-854-9206

East Central Europe Studies

Alan Timberlake
at2205@columbia.edu
1228 IAB
212-854-8488

Rebecca Dalton
rld2130@columbia.edu
1211 IAB
212-854-6239

European Studies

Director:
Victoria de Grazia
vd19@columbia.edu
617 Fayerweather
212-854-3667

Lily Glenn
lg2637@columbia.edu
1203 IAB
212-854-5804

Latin American Studies
Director:
Gustavo S. Azenha
ga2161@columbia.edu
834 IAB
212-854-9793
 

Business Manager/Student Coordinator:
Eliza Kwon 
ek2159@columbia.edu
830 IAB
212-854-5468

Middle East Studies  

Lila Abu-Lughod
la310@columbia.edu
756 Schermerhorn
212-854-1932

Astrid Benedek
amb49@columbia.edu
301 Knox Hall
212-854-2201

Russian and Post-Soviet East-Central Europe Studies 

Director:
Timothy Frye
tmf2@columbia.edu
1214 IAB
212-854-6213

Rebecca Dalton
rld2130@columbia.edu
1211 IAB
212-854-6239

South Asian Studies
Director:
Akeel Bilgrami
ab41@columbia.edu
709 Philosophy Hall
212-854-6971

William Carrick
wac2112@columbia.edu
219 Knox Hall (606 West 122nd St)
212-854-4565

United States

Director:
Ester Fuchs
ef25@columbia.edu
Room 1428 IAB
212-854-3866

Specialization Coordinator:
Kevin Gully
kg2515@columbia.edu
Room 1428 IAB
212-851-0264

Application for Degree


All graduating students are required to submit the on-line Application for Degree prior to the last semester of coursework. 

Dual degree students need to submit a separate form to each school.

Application deadlines and conferral dates are August 1st for October graduation; November 1st for February graduation; and December 1st for May graduation.