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International Affairs

School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

The School of International and Public Affairs offers two Certification of Professional Achievement (CPA) programs over the summer:

Students may also apply to take individual SIPA courses without pursuing a CPA. Columbia College and General Studies students can take a limited amount of graduate level and courses from professional schools and count them towards their degrees (4 credits and 6 credits, respectively). Please discuss these courses with your advisor before moving forward with scheduling to ensure credit will be counted.

Students enrolled in (or on leave from) a degree program at SIPA are not eligible to receive the certificate. Should SIPA students wish to take classes associated with the certificate they must first consult with their assigned academic advisor for guidance and approval. A person who earns the certificate and then later enrolls in a degree program at SIPA may not count any of the certificate courses towards the SIPA degree.

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information.

Schedule and instructor information is posted for 2020. Please check back at a later time for updated 2021 course offerings.

Summer 2021 Session Information

  • SESSION A courses are May 3–June 18, 2021
  • SESSION B courses are June 28–August 16, 2021

Visit our calendar for a complete list of Summer dates.

Note: Permission may be required for CC/GS (Columbia College/General Studies) matriculated students. Contact