Analysis and Action
The Cornerstone of a SIPA Degree
Core Skills and a Policy Focus
The curricula of SIPA’s seven degree programs combine training
in analytical methods and practical management. MPA and MIA
students combine these core skills with one of the following policy areas:
Economic and Political Development, Energy and Environment,
Human Rights, International Finance and Economic Policy,
International Security Policy, Urban and Social Policy.
The Culminating Experience of a SIPA Education
Workshops apply the practical skills and analytical knowledge learned at
SIPA to a real-world issue. Student consulting teams, under the supervision of a faculty expert, work on substantive, policy-oriented projects with
external clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Recent clients include: New York City Fire Department, JPMorgan
Chase, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Montefiore Family
Health Center, Booz Allen Hamilton, Clinton Global Initiative,
United Nations Development Programme, Women’s Refugee
Commission, World Bank Group.
To learn more about SIPA’s master’s, PhD, and executive non-degree
programs in New York and around the world, visit our Web site