A Diverse, International Community
In a typical year, SIPA students and faculty represent nearly 100 countries. More than half our students come from outside the United States, helping the School to maintain a vibrant, international environment. Our alumni community spans the globe, comprising more than 20,000 graduates worldwide.
Where Theory Meets Practice
Capstone workshops require SIPA students to apply their skills and knowledge to a real-world challenge. You'll work with a small group of classmates to analyze an actual policy issue and recommend actions for a client organization. It's an invaluable learning experience that also gives you a leg up professionally.
Rigorous Academics and Research
How do you move from theory to practice? Good policy is grounded in facts, and policymaking requires knowledge and savvy to get things done. Our full-time and adjunct faculty comprises nearly 300 distinguished scholars and practitioners who will share expertise and lessons from their wide-ranging careers.
Your SIPA experience will be enhanced by the extensive resources of a great university. In any given year, you can choose from more than 1,000 courses across Columbia's acclaimed graduate schools. Remarkable libraries, academic centers, and other offerings round out our collective assets.
Come Experience SIPA for Yourself
The opportunities to expand your intellectual, cultural, and social horizons are nearly limitless. Plan a visit to our Morningside Heights campus today and immerse yourself in our way of life.