FAQS

We understand that selecting a graduate program is complicated. We provide answers to FAQs hoping that they will make your decision-making process easier.

PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS

What is unique about this program?

Why is this program offered over a single year?

What’s so special about studying sustainability in New York City?

Is a thesis required?

Does the program require an internship?

Can I transfer to a Ph.D. Program from the ESP Program? 

Do you provide campus housing?

Are alumni making an impact after graduation?

 

 

ADMISSIONS

How do I apply?

What are your admission criteria?

Do I need to have a science background to be considered for the program?

What do I have to do to prepare for the program?

 

 

FINANCIAL AID

Do you offer financial support to attend the program? 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Are international students required to be fluent in English?

Are international students authorized to work in the United States after graduation?

 

EARTH INSTITUTE/SIPA CONNECTION

What is the Earth Institute’s relationship to the program?

 

CONTACTING STUDENTS, ALUMNI, AND VISITING COLUMBIA

May I discuss the program with current students and alumni?

Can I visit Columbia to learn more about the program?

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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