While this blog is dedicated to SIPA’s two-year master’s degree programs, I know occasionally we get some readers who are also interested in the one-year PEPM program. Thus, I wanted to remind those applicants of the program’s upcoming deadline. Here’s a message from the PEPM Coordinator, Christine Francis:

March 1st is the final application deadline to apply for the Program in Economic Policy Management (PEPM) at Columbia | SIPA for Summer 2016 admission. PEPM is a 12-month program for mid-career professionals leading to a Master of Public Administration. Students start the full-time program on May 23rd and finish the following May.

The objective of the program is to provide professionals and policymakers of demonstrated achievement and superior promise a curriculum designed to impart the skills required for effective design and implementation of economic policy in market economies, with a strong emphasis on the economic problems of developing and transition economies.  Students who successfully complete all requirements of the program are awarded the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University. The PEPM Curriculum consists of a three-semester sequence of core courses and elective courses, which are determined based on the track within PEPM which the students follow.  PEPM has three different curricular tracks: the traditional Economic Policy Management Track, the Global Energy Management and Policy Track and the new Central Banking and Financial Markets Track.  Core and elective courses vary depending upon the track selected by the student and approved by the PEPM administration. For more information about PEPM please click here or email pepm@sipa.columbia.edu. To apply please click here.