MPA in Environmental Science and Policy


This immersive one-year program prepares future environmental sustainability leaders to address the most serious and complex environmental problems the earth will face. Launched two decades ago, it is the world’s premier program of its kind, and is offered jointly by the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia's Earth Institute. It seamlessly integrates science with environmental policy and management. Graduates hold key positions in important organizations worldwide in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The Program Experience

With enlightened design, sustainability management and cutting-edge technology we can harness human ingenuity to the practical problems of environmentally sustainable economic development.

Professor Cohen Discusses Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability


Students will investigate policy or management problems faced by their clients in government and nonprofit agencies.

Article: Spring 2020 Workshop Will Analyze Five Environmental Challenges

A graduate student workshop evaluated the challenges and opportunities for a bill that aims to unite sustainability and resiliency issues under one office in city government.

Recommendations for Creating a Department of Sustainability and Climate Change in NYC


For more information contact:

Stephanie Hoyt
Assistant Director

SIPA Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
SIPA Office of Admissions – Columbia University
514 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025



Early Decision Deadline

November 01

Fellowship Consideration

January 15

Final Application Deadline

February 15

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