TAKE ON THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CHALLENGES

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

FAST FACTS

Reach

A global alumni network of thousands of School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute program graduates, who hold key positions of environmental leadership across sectors. 

 

Opportunity

Alumni employers include Apple, the City of New York, Natural Resources Defense Council, the San Francisco International Airport, the Sierra Club, KPMG, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, the Vornado Realty Trust, and The World Bank.

 

Leadership

Students learn directly from leading policy and management practitioners, along with top scientists of the world-class Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY
  • Turn your passion into real, tangible change.

  • Urgent need for effective environmental leaders.

  • Columbia’s top-ranked sustainability programs, resources, and network.

  • Practical training that combines mission-driven science, management, and policy.

  • Immersive one-year program format saves time and money.

  • Graduates combine career status and compensation with personal fulfillment.

Virtual Events for Students During the Pandemic

Professor Cohen Discusses Post-Pandemic Globalization

Authoritarian and nationalistic forces may be seizing on COVID-19 as an opportunity to restrict people and businesses to stay within their borders, but in the long run, the force of technology, economic development and human curiosity will not be contained.

Virtual Activities for 

Current Students

Anti-Racism Monthly Series

Coffee Chats

Group Workouts

Guest Lectures

Happy Hours

Movie Nights

Town Halls 

Workshops

Upcoming Public

Virtual Events

Workshop Midterm Briefings

October 7, 2020

9:00 AM- 11:00 Am ET

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Online Information Session

October 19, 2020

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM ET

RSVP Here

CONTACT US

For more information contact:

Stephanie Hoyt
Assistant Director
212-851-0261
sah2239@columbia.edu

SIPA Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
SIPA Office of Admissions – Columbia University
514 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-854-6216
sipa_admission@columbia.edu

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

 

Early Decision Deadline

November 01

Fellowship Consideration

January 15

Final Application Deadline

February 15

If you would like to receive more information about the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, please submit your contact information below.

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