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What will I learn?

The MIA curriculum develops international affairs professionals who understand complex transnational issues and can manage real-world organizations; The MIA core includes courses on international issues and requires students to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English. It also requires an internship, usually performed during the summer after the first year of course work, and a Capstone workshop to provide hands-on experience in real-life assignments for diverse organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programs represent a superior and diverse group of academic options for professional preparation. Offered through each of the School's six academic departments (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Population and Family Health, and Socio medical Sciences), students in all MPH programs are united by a group of required School-wide courses which achieve a common set of high-level core competencies.

Credit Requirements: 36 SIPA credits, 39 Public Health credits (32 of which must be completed while in residence at Public Health), 75 credits total.
Minimum Residency Requirements: 3 semesters at SIPA, 2 consecutive semesters at MPH (fall, spring)- 5 semesters total.

Which department am I in?

School of International and Public Affairs

Study options

Full Time (75 credit hours)

Tuition fees
For MIA: USD $57,476 per year; For MPH: USD $19,894 per semester
Start date

Expected January, September 2023


Columbia University

116th Street, 2960 Broadway,

New York,

10027, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements:  The minimum TOEFL score expected is 600 (written) or 250 (computer version).

For international students

Applicant must have bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or substantive internship experience.

English Language Requirement

Applicant must have minimum TOEFL score of 600 on paper-based, 250 on computer-based, minimum IELTS score of 7.0 and minimum PTE score of 68

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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