To create an application, scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Create an account" if you're a first-time user, or "Log in" if you're a returning user.  Once you create an account, you'll be provided instructions for completing your application to SIPA. For your reference, deadlines to all of SIPA's master's degree programs are included below. Please ensure all your materials are submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for admission. The cut-off submission time for all application deadlines is at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

    Applicants must submit all materials directly via this online application system. Applications will not be accepted not through an agent or third-party vendor, with the sole exception of submissions by the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program and its three partner agencies IIE, LASPAU and AMIDEAST, and by the DanishAmerican Fulbright Commission (DAF), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and Vietnam Education Fund (VEF). 

    In addition, the applicant will be required to attest to the accuracy and authenticity of all information and documents submitted to Columbia. If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact the admissions office at

    Spring 2020



    Master of International Affairs (MIA) & Master of Public Administration (MPA)  
    Final Application: October 15, 2019
    Executive MPA (EMPA)  
    Final Application: December 15, 2019

    Summer 2020



    MPA in Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM)  
    Early Action: November 15, 2019
    Fellowship Consideration: January 15, 2020
    Final Application: February 15, 2020

    Note: All MPA-EPM applicants interested in being considered for JJ/WBGSP must
    submit by the November 15 deadline.


    MPA in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP)  
    Early Action: November 1, 2019
    Fellowship Consideration: January 15, 2020
    Final Application: February 15, 2020

    Fall 2020



    Master of International Affairs (MIA), Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    & Developmental Practice (MPA-DP)
    Early Action: November 1, 2019
    Fellowship Consideration: January 5, 2020
    Final Application: February 5, 2020
    Executive MPA (EMPA)  
    Priority & Fellowship Consideration: March 31, 2020
    Final Application: July 1, 2020

    GPPN (Global Public Policy Network) - Applications will open in January 2020

    Exec. Ed. (Inter-American Development Bank) - Applications will open in December 2019

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