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This time of year we receive several requests from incoming students asking for an idea of what their education will look like starting in September. As the image above previews (drag the arrows), your course load will be packed in classes in quantitative preparation, policy development, and international topics of interest. Then as things progress, your schedule will focus more on courses in your concentration and specialization. The good news is the course offerings vary and rotate per semester so there’s always something interesting to discover—SIPA’s even added some new courses this year!

Browse the Curriculum pages to delve deeper into the current lineup and the sample pictured above. But don’t let the more than 300 course listings stress you out. You’ll have plenty of time to plan and register for classes during orientation week. We just wanted to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come. (Keep in mind course requirements will vary if you pursue a dual-degree program, so contact the Office of Student Affairs with specific questions.) Later this summer you’ll be assigned an advisor and s/he will fill you in on all of the details in August. Until then, enjoy your break.

Oh, and heed some course-selection advice from a recent graduate, Sriram Gutta, MPA ’15. Not sure where to get started with your course search? Take a look at “Our PAs’ favorite courses at SIPA.”