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Posts about courses written by Stuart Caudill, Dylan Hoey, Elaine Kubik, Yiting Xu, Eloy Oliveira, Allison Walker, Kaitlyn Wells, and Matt Clemons

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Studying Cybersecurity At SIPA: A Course Guide – SIPA

  • Introduction to Cyber Threat Intelligence – This course introduces students to the skills required to work as a cyber threat intelligence analyst in government or in the private sector
  • While not required, students will benefit from having some prior technical knowledge, either from another SIPA course or from work

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Admissionsblog   8 days ago  

Next Steps For Admitted Students, Incoming Class Of 2021

  • Right now, SIPA is doing a mix of online and in-person courses, though all courses are taught online for the entire semester
  • Nearly 30% of lectures and seminars will be taught in Hybrid mode, which means professors will use SIPA HyFlex classroom to teach students simultaneously online and …

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Admissionsblog   8 days ago  

Our PAs’ Favorite Courses At SIPA – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Keep a look out for more insights into the courses our PAs took this year
  • Some will write about the courses described above, while others will cover completely different courses
  • So stay tuned! And to learn more about all of the courses offered at SIPA, review the SIPA program curricula
  • And don’t forget about the final MIA, MPA, MPA-DP

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Admissionsblog   5 days ago  

Attend Our Virtual Mini Lecture Series – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • We moved all our courses online and implemented Hyflex classrooms for a small number of classes
  • These specialized classrooms allow professors to teach students simultaneously online and in-person
  • With these modifications in place, we moved our standard Class Visit program to …

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Admissionsblog   1 days ago  

ICYMI: An Update From The Dean – Fall Update And Planning

  • For our part, SIPA will continue to offer all courses online and some courses via hybrid and in-person instruction, subject, of course, to public health conditions and safety considerations
  • Our Office of Academic Affairs will publish the Course Bulletin for Spring 2021 during the first week of December, which will indicate which courses will

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Admissionsblog   3 days ago  

Program Assistant Introduction: Stuart Caudill MIA ’20

  • The opportunity to take courses across almost all of the schools and departments at Columbia is an incredible benefit for SIPA students
  • Lastly, I had always wanted to live in New York City
  • Columbia students have access to world-class museums, theater, restaurants, and nightlife that in my opinion is unmatched by any other city.

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Admissionsblog   5 days ago  

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered By Current SIPA

  • Samantha: The quantitative coursework for the core courses at SIPA consist of three courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Quantitative Analysis (statistics)
  • Usually students take Micro in the fall semester, and Macro in the spring semester
  • However, Quant can be taken in any of the four semesters, but most students complete it in either

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Admissionsblog   8 days ago  

Decoding SIPA Courses For Prospective Students – SIPA

  • Students who are in the MPA and MIA program are blocked from registering for EMPA courses (Executive MPA program) There are 3 credit courses and 1.5 credit courses
  • 1.5 credit courses are usually half-semester courses or courses that are completed in two weekends
  • Enrolled students will be able to find past course syllabus and evaluations.

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Admissionsblog   9 days ago  

Academics – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Hybrid and Virtual Courses: reflections on the Fall semester and preparing for Spring
  • January 7, 2021 December 22, 2020 Zawadia LeFang
  • SIPA has announced that in Spring 2021 it will continue to offer all courses online and some courses via hybrid…

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Regional And Functional Area Graduate Certificates – SIPA

  • The courses, though quite reading heavy, serve as a nice foil to SIPA classes as there is little lecture and more discussion of reading, like in undergraduate
  • Usually, these certificates are like a one-year masters in regional studies, minus a thesis and MA seminar
  • So if you wanted to really dive into regional studies in addition to your SIPA

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Admissionsblog   3 days ago  

Preparing To Apply For Graduate School – Where To Start

  • I'm trying to recall what I wrote this time last year to kick-off classes starting, but honestly it feels odd
  • SIPA has started off in the "HyFlex" model (hybrid + flexible), meaning the Fall 2020 semester is a blend of online and face-to-face courses

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Admissionsblog   1 days ago  

Experiential Learning At SIPA – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Global Immersion Courses; Just this year, SIPA inaugurated a new series of Global Immersion Courses that will enhance the MIA curriculum by providing students the opportunity to explore vital global policy issues firsthand
  • The first course in this program was titled Beyond the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Refugees in Turkey and Global Public Policy.

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Admissionsblog   2 days ago  

To Dual-Degree With An MBA Or Not

  • In my business courses, I am often able to contribute perspectives from the political and regulatory sphere to our discussions, and many of my MBA classmates want to join the discussions and student group events at SIPA for this reason
  • Laila: More focus on the public sector and policy sphere
  • I also think courses at SIPA help you understand

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Admissionsblog   1 days ago  

Program Assistant Introduction: Sara Bakhtiar MIA ’21

  • The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is excited to introduce our new program assistants for the semester
  • You may also be familiar with Zawadia, Monica, and Tenzin already from last semester
  • Sara Bakhtiar is a second-year Master of International Affairs student concentrating in International Security Policy and specializing in International Conflict Resolution.

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Admissionsblog   4 days ago  

Classes – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Read More New Courses at SIPA: Military technology, private sector work, and social impact campaigns
  • My Experience with Cross Registration
  • November 4, 2018 October 12, 2020 Niara Valerio
  • One of the great things about SIPA are the many course offerings across concentrations and specializations

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Admissionsblog   3 days ago  

An Important Update From Dean Merit E. Janow – SIPA

  • Second, as previously announced, all Fall 2020 courses will be offered online for the entire semester
  • In addition, a considerable number of these classes will be taught on campus
  • As I shared in my message to students on June 24 th, if New York State and University public health policies allow, instructors will be able to teach from their

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Admissionsblog   6 days ago  

I’m Great At Math(s) — What Does SIPA Have For Me

  • I talked a lot with Kiki about what courses I was looking for, and he gave me a holistic view of the Quantitative program and an overview of the course’s strengths and weaknesses
  • I found his guidance valuable, and coupled with my research on the courses I wanted to take, I was able to craft the quantitative experience I was looking for at SIPA.

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Admissionsblog   7 days ago  

Program Assistant Introduction: Monica Vega Herrera MIA

  • Compared to my undergraduate courses, SIPA’s courses are more fast-paced and in-depth
  • However, I did well in all courses because I put in a lot of effort and time into them
  • SIPA provides many resources for students to do well in these foundational courses
  • The week-long Math Camp during orientation was a great refresher and set me up for

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Program Assistant Introduction: Tenzin Dawa Thargay MIA

  • Energy and Environment (commonly referred to as “EE” in SIPA; we love acronyms!) has over 90 advanced EE courses to take within SIPA and the University
  • One of the most special opportunities is the EE Practicum
  • The EE Practicum is essentially a research-based team capstone project that allows EE students to design a research project on an

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Everything You Wanted To Know About SIPA’s Language

  • Advanced courses generally meet three times a week
  • Certain languages considered particularly hard to learn, like Arabic and Chinese, meet 5 times a week
  • Homework will also vary depending on the level and instructor, but often elementary courses consist of vocabulary and grammar practice while intermediate and advanced level courses focus more

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Admissionsblog   7 days ago  

Three Campus And Student Life Resources, Virtual And In

  • In the meanwhile, Dodge offers free and paid access for virtual fitness classes online
  • You can find free virtual well-being courses like yoga or pay for virtual group fitness classes with great access to classes like cardio kickboxing and body sculpt
  • When I did lap swim, I treated it like a SIPA class and put it into my schedule.

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Admissionsblog   4 days ago  

October 2020 Update On How SIPA Is Doing, From Dean Merit

  • In the course implementation survey at the end of the third week, roughly 75 percent of students rated their courses as “very good” or “excellent”
  • This is a credit to the faculty who spent considerable time over the summer redesigning their courses for online delivery, and to our students who are engaging in their online and hybrid

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Admissionsblog   5 days ago  

Quantitative Coursework At SIPA: Yes, You Will Pass – SIPA

  • However, there are plenty of upper level courses that do not have rerequisites that cover international trade, game theory, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and financial markets
  • The Point Is, Don’t Psych Yourself Out
  • If you are currently applying to SIPA or were recently admitted, you are capable of doing well in SIPA’s quantitative courses.

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Admissionsblog   2 days ago  

A Faculty Perspective: Preparing To Study Cyber At SIPA

  • Guest Post by Professor Jason Healey Admissions note: Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar at SIPA specializing in cyber conflict, competition, and cooperation
  • He directs the Initiative on the Future of Cyber Risk and teaches two courses: Dynamics of Cyber Power and Conflict and Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law

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Admissionsblog   7 days ago  

A Little More On What Being “hybrid” Means For The SIPA

  • It’s difficult to answer when things change so fast, but SIPA has been doing a combination of virtual an in-person courses since Fall 2020, improving technology and techniques along the way to improve the experience for students
  • Fall 2021 will depend on what federal and state public health policies, but we are optimistically-but-cautiously

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Admissionsblog   8 days ago  

All About The Foreign Language And Area Studies (FLAS

  • Luckily, the Middle East Institute (MEI) helped me design my core SIPA courses in the MPA-DP program as area studies courses by specifying my research area to the Middle East and North Africa
  • This worked well as I was built on my experiences in Egypt and Tunisia and examined the region’s development sector.

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Admissionsblog   6 days ago  

How To Choose A Graduate School – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Compare courses and faculty; Of course, the majority of your time in graduate school will be spent in or preparing for courses so it’s vital that you are taking courses that both interest you and provide you with the skills you will need in your career
  • I found the best way to evaluate this was to create a full semester-by-semester course

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Admissionsblog   4 days ago  

What I Wish I Knew About Taking A Language – SIPA

  • Language courses range from 3-5 units
  • Since Arabic is 5 units each semester, I put 20 units toward Arabic, giving up potentially 6+ SIPA courses
  • Are you prepared to take on a heavy course load each semester to complete the language courses required and your SIPA requirements? For me, this meant taking about 18 units three of four semesters.

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Admissionsblog   5 days ago  

My Experience With Cross Registration – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • I highly recommend cross registration and taking advantage of the many courses across Columbia
  • It is especially important for those of us who are interested in public policy to gain a breadth of experience across a variety of sectors
  • Note from Admissions: Graduate school is a big commitment and “fit” is hugely important.

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A View From The Class: Pekun Bakare MIA/MPA ’22 – SIPA

  • The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a SIPA stories series featuring current SIPA students
  • Today we feature Pekun Bakare, a dual degree Master of International Affairs (MIA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidate
  • At SIPA, he am concentrating in Energy and Environment with a regional specialization in Africa.…

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Admissionsblog   8 days ago  

Student Life – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Hybrid and Virtual Courses: reflections on the Fall semester and preparing for Spring
  • January 7, 2021 December 22, 2020 Zawadia LeFang
  • SIPA has announced that in Spring 2021 it will continue to offer all courses online and some courses via hybrid…

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Admissionsblog   3 days ago  

Program Assistant Introduction: Sanskruti Majmudar MIA ’21

  • Sanskruti Majmudar is a first-generation Indian American from Boston, Massachusetts, and a second-year student in the Master of International Affairs program
  • She is concentrating in International Security Policy and specializing in International Conflict Resolution
  • Prior to SIPA, Sanskruti worked in both domestic politics and the federal government.

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Admissionsblog   9 days ago  

Meet Marta Aparicio MIA ’20, Foreign Service Officer At

This concentration also gave me more freedom when creating my class schedule and I was able to take a couple of courses at Teacher’s College, which I enjoyed a lot! Additionally, I couldn’t decide between United Nations studies and Latin American regional studies, so I chose both.

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Admissionsblog   4 days ago  

So Many Concentrations, So Little Time – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • For example, EPD has a second language requirement and language courses can be 4/5 credits
  • This might limit the number of electives you can take per semester if you are required to take language classes and cannot test out
  • Similarly, IFEP is a more quant-heavy concentration which requires satisfying more advanced economics and quantitative

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A View From The Class: Stephanie Ma MPA-DP ’22 – SIPA

  • The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a SIPA stories series featuring current SIPA students
  • Stephanie Ma is a first-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Development Practice candidate
  • What were you doing before attending SIPA? On completion of my economics degree from the University of Delhi, India, I returned…

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Admissionsblog   7 days ago  

Intro To International Fellows Program Pt. 1: Meet Prof

  • Additionally, either of these courses can satisfy the MIA Interstate Relations Core Requirement or count for the International Security Policy Concentration
  • If you’re interested in applying, make sure to complete the IFP optional essay when submitting your application.

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Admissionsblog   8 days ago  

Energy & Environment Concentration Q&A – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • For example, if a student knew they wanted to work in energy finance, we have a lot of courses specific to this (e.g
  • corporate finance, renewable energy project finance, international energy finance), so many of the students who go down this track end up in private sector jobs
  • If a student wants to focus in climate policy, we have equally the

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Admissionsblog   8 days ago  

A View From The Class: Alana Plaus – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Within my Social Policy courses, I am able to see how this marginalization translates into problems within social welfare, education policies, housing access, infrastructure, healthcare, etc
  • I ultimately hope to enter state level politics (perhaps even national someday!) in my home state of Colorado, where many of these issues are particularly

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Admissionsblog   6 days ago  

All About Cross-Registration, Or Enrolling At Different

  • For instance, the Law School only permits you to take 4 classes during your entire Columbia career and you cannot take LLM or JD-specific courses
  • Seek your academic advisor’s advice too, especially about dropping a cross-enrolled class either during or after the add/drop period.

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Admissionsblog   1 days ago  

A View From The Class – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Hybrid and Virtual Courses: reflections on the Fall semester and preparing for Spring
  • January 7, 2021 December 22, 2020 Zawadia LeFang
  • SIPA has announced that in Spring 2021 it will continue to offer all courses online and some courses via hybrid…

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Admissionsblog   7 days ago  

Demystified: The Quantitative And Language Resume – SIPA

If time at SIPA is a vehicle for switching career direction from the more qualitative to quantitative, some applicants take a few courses in economics or statistics at a community college or university, or request more quantitative projects at work to beef up quantitative skills and application.

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Admissionsblog   1 days ago  

Studying International Security Policy At SIPA – SIPA

  • The courses cover a wide variety of areas including intelligence, cybersecurity, defense analysis, conflict resolution, peacekeeping, terrorism, and regional issues, among others
  • You can view the entire curriculum here , but the best way to see what ISP courses are like is …

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Admissionsblog   9 days ago  

Seeples Spotlight: Weiming Shu – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • The courses at SIPA are without doubt the best part of the program
  • Courses cover wide areas, from economics to finance, from energy to human right, from media to conflict resolution
  • Great flexibility is especially good for those who want to change their previous major or career.

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Admissionsblog   2 days ago  

Meet Ahmad Jamal Wattoo MPA’21

  • The core economics courses along with the Quantitative Analysis 1 course are crucial for understanding the nuances of public policy in the real world
  • I was recently chosen to join the J.P
  • Morgan Capstone project and am excited to be working with my supervisor as part of an 8-member team.

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Admissionsblog   1 days ago  

Upcoming External Fellowship Deadlines – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Applicants must be Indian candidates who have secured admission or have applied for admission in reputable foreign universities for courses commencing from August 2021 but not later than February 2022
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021; Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Requirements: You or one of your parents is a Swiss national

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Admissionsblog   3 days ago  

Here’s SIPA’s Evaluation Criteria – SIPA Admissions Blog

  • Broadly speaking, courses in economics, statistics, and mathematics will bolster an applicant’s candidacy and provide a helpful foundation for study here
  • To complete the (optional) higher-level economics sequence requires familiarity with calculus, and even the lower-level sequence assumes an understanding of algebra.

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