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Public Policy (Dual Degree with Columbia University), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #242 (QS) ,
The Sciences Po's Public Policy (Dual Degree with Columbia University) two-year program, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. 


The Sciences Po's Public Policy (Dual Degree with Columbia University) is designed for young professionals who want to gain an expertise on the management and evaluation of public policy in the European context and at the heart of two major European capitals.

Students follow first-year courses at the Master in Public Policy at Sciences Po and second-year courses at the Master in Public Administration at Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs (SIPA).

Upon successful completion of the two years, students receive two degrees: the Master of Public Policy from Sciences Po and the Master of Public Adminstration from SIPA.


Our dual degree graduates hold leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Examples of graduate careers:

  • Consultant at UNEP Research,
  • Associate at The Urban Institute,
  • Contract Manager, Customer Affairs at Airbus,
  • Project Manager at the British Embassy

Programme Structure

The Master in Public Policy is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide.

In all of these core courses, the teaching fuses frontier research and pedagogical innovation to equip new actors to harness today's increasing complexities and to surmount the boundaries of clustered knowledge.

The School offers multiple policy streams for students to specialize in critical policy challenges.

  • Administration publique
  • Cultural Policy and Management
  • Digital, New Technology and Public Policy
  • Economics and Public Policy
  • Energy, Resources and Sustainability
  • Global Health
  • Management of Public Affairs
  • Markets and Regulation
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Social Policy and Social Innovation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements


The dual degree program with SIPA is open to all candidates worldwide. Admission is competitive, based largely on academic excellence and professional focus.

Application materials:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts (with official translation)
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • Two academic recommendations and one professional recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14270 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14270 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
EU/ EEA: from € 0 to € 14 270 per year

Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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