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Academics Policies
To maintain the highest academic and professional standards, SIPA has established a number of policy and procedures for its students to follow.
CU Public Safety & Security Report
The Mission of the Columbia University Department of Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life for the entire Columbia community by maintaining a secure and open environment where the safety of all is balanced with the rights of the individual. The Department strives to accomplish its mission while adhering to its core values of Pride, Professionalism, and Service.
Full Time Enrollment Requirements
In addition to requiring 54 points of credits for graduation, both the MIA and MPA degree programs require students to enroll full-time for four semesters. Students who make arrangements for advanced standing based on graduate degrees completed before enrollment at SIPA may reduce their period of study to three semesters of full-time enrollment.
Transfer of Credit Policies
University Regulations
This website contains valuable information to help students, faculty, and staff understand some of the policies and regulations of the University.