First, the biggest news: admissions decisions are out for the MIA, MPA, and MPA-DP programs. Thanks again to all of you for your patience, and as usual, we are honored to have read your applications.

Second, in providing a safe and healthy campus, SIPA’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is working remotely for the time being. This is tough timing for you and us, since meeting everyone is one of the highlights of this whole process. You can find updated information on COVID-19 on Columbia’s website here.

Finally, here are some updates that may be directly relevant to you right now:

  • Class visits for the Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled, since all classes have been moved online.
  • Again, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is not open, but our staff is working remotely. The best way to contact us will be by email. There may be a delay in our responses, so please be patient. Here’s a few tips to effectively communicate with our office.
  • Our student program assistants are working remotely as well, helping out with email and the blog. We’ll be publishing blog content as usual.
  • Let us know what you want to know through this feedback form. Our students and staff are happy to write about topics most important to you, especially as you are making your graduate school decisions. Let us know what you want to have a discussion about.

Our office is still responding to emails and calls, and I ask for your patience as we adapt to ever-changing policies.

Stay healthy and continue watch out for each other and our community. And congratulations to the newly admitted students of the Class of 2022 – I hope that it will only go up from here!