Graduate Degrees

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The dual degree PhD program in Political Science between Columbia and Sciences Po is the first one of its kind between the two institutions. Building on a decade of strong existing collaboration between the two institutions through the Alliance Program, this dual degree will further their mission to extend their global engagement by supporting the international training and scholarly approach of a new generation of political scientists.

This dual degree program allows students to spend two years at the partner institution, during which students take courses, conduct research, write a dissertation under the direction of a joint CU-Sciences Po dissertation committee, and eventually become eligible for the PhD degrees of both institutions. Students will be granted with a unique opportunity to widen their knowledge of their discipline in a transatlantic environment, as well as pursuing their doctoral research under the supervision of transatlantic teams of excellence.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program consists of two years of law study at Columbia Law School, followed by one year of study in Paris at Sciences Po. At the end of the three years Columbia students will obtain the French Master's in Global Business Law, and the U.S. J.D.

The aim of this highly selective, multidisciplinary, and international diploma in Global Business Law is to provide a small number of lawyers and students with an in-depth theoretical and practical acquaintance with the nature and needs of the global market, in a manner that synthesizes law and political science while borrowing from the best of both civil and common law pedagogical techniques. Classes conducted by leading European experts from the prestigious Institut d'études politiques will provide Columbia students with a European perspective on international law and business issues. In addition to the faculty members from Sciences Po, professors from other leading law faculties in Europe will be invited as visiting professors.

Interactive, bilingual discussion, in small specially tailored groups is emphasized in the program. Participants will also have an opportunity to undertake a research paper that can be supervised by their home faculty or by a faculty member in Paris. Only 30 students will take part in the program each year:  10 from Sciences-Po, 10 from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and 10 from a select group of American law school partners.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This year-long tripartite program allows up to 16 students from Columbia University to spend a semester abroad studying in a transatlantic cohort of students at two world-class law schools in Paris. The program starts in New York in the Fall semester when Global Alliance students from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University Law School (Paris 1) and from Sciences Po Law School (Sciences Po) join their Columbia Law School counterparts in studying a specialized curriculum at the Law School. Afterwards, Columbia students and French students travel to Paris to spend the Spring semester continuing to follow the program’s curriculum there.

This course is designed for students who wish to strengthen their training through a semester abroad where they experience a different academic system. The aim of the program is to train future practitioners, academics, and executives to become specialists in global business law and governance.

Students who participate in the Paris Global Alliance program receive a certificate in global business law and governance in addition to the J.D. degree from Columbia Law School.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The J.D./M1 joint degree program at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University Law School is ideal for students who aspire to practice law in both the U.S. and France. It offers a complete course of study in both legal systems, affording students an extremely high measure of preparation for the transnational practice of law. Upon the successful completion of the four years of study, participants will receive the J.D. from Columbia and the Master 1 in French law from the Sorbonne. The aim of the program is to train lawyers who will be exceptionally well qualified to practice law on an international level. The program offers a complete course of study in both legal systems, affording students an extremely high measure of preparation for the transnational practice of law.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Building on the complementary approaches of two prestigious institutions with rich and diverse academic traditions, Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), both members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), offer a dual Master’s degree program in International Affairs. This Dual Master’s degree program is a two-year full time Master's Program, taught in both French and English. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this program offers core courses in international relations, economics, and management and a large number of concentrations.

The curriculum blends international relations expertise and professional skills courses. It is designed to offer advanced education in the area of international affairs and to give students the opportunity to develop a top-level career in the private, public or non-profit sectors. No proficiency in French is required to study at PSIA. After two years, students will earn both SIPA's MIA and Sciences Po's Master’s degree.

The Dual Master's degree program in International Affairs is a highly selective program: between 15 and 20 students will be selected each year from applicants worldwide. All students will spend the first year in Paris at Sciences Po, acquiring core skills and a solid multidisciplinary base in a French educational context, and their second year in New York at SIPA, where they will be able to gain in‐depth specialization. During the full time of the program, students will be able to benefit from all resources and services (libraries, events, career services etc.) of both institutions.

The faculty involved in this program is comprised of internationally renowned academics and practitioners. By joining both the Columbia and Sciences Po communities, dual degree students will be able to benefit from the exceptionally stimulating intellectual environment of both institutions during the duration of the program, and as alumni, and to extend their networks and opportunities to both sides of the Atlantic.

Dual degree alumni are currently working in Paris, New York, London, Geneva, Copenhagen, Pristina and Sao Paulo at diverse institutions such as Goldman Sachs, the World Bank, Doctors without Borders, the European Commission, Air France, and Bloomberg LP.

For students who seek a financial orientation in international relations and who have French language proficiency, Sciences Po also offers a dual degree with SIPA in Finance and Strategy.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Sciences Po and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) share the conviction that professional education built around public and international policy studies is solid preparation for a wide array of careers. Building on the complementary approaches of two prestigious institutions with rich and diverse academic traditions, Sciences Po and SIPA offer a two-year full time Dual Master’s degree program in International Affairs, taught in both French and English.

Having the opportunity to study in Paris and New York, students obtain both Sciences Po and SIPA’s Master’s degrees in the same amount of time it takes to earn one degree. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this unique opportunity offers core courses in international relations, economics, and management and a large number of concentrations.

All students will spend the first year in Paris at PSIA, acquiring core skills and a solid multidisciplinary base, and their second year in New York at SIPA, where they will be able to gain in-depth specialization.

After two years, students will earn both SIPA's MIA and Sciences Po's Master’s degree. Dual Degree holders will join the ranks of an exceptional set of transatlantic professionals, forging a growing network of internationally trained decision-makers.

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The two-year, full-time dual master's degree program in Journalism is taught in French at Sciences Po and in English at Columbia. The program offers a wide range of courses which blend work in the social sciences (e.g. International Relations, Economics, European Studies, Political History) with professional skills (TV, radio, multimedia, print).

The program is highly selective. Up to 10 students will be selected each year, 5 from each institution. Only students enrolled in one of the journalism programs at Columbia or Sciences Po will be able to apply to the dual program. Columbia students will be invited during the academic year to apply for a second degree, which will be conferred by Sciences Po after two semesters of study and internship in Paris. Students at Sciences Po apply to Columbia during their first year. Each school will use its normal admission process. There will be a representative from each partner school participating in the final selection process. Students will pay regular tuition rates at each institution. After two years of study, and provided that the appropriate credits have been completed at both institutions, Sciences Po students will receive both the Sciences Po and the Columbia University master's degrees in Journalism. Columbia graduates will receive the Sciences Po degree once they've completed their work there.

The faculty members in both programs are internationally renowned academics and journalists. At Columbia and Sciences Po, dual degree students will benefit from two exceptionally stimulating intellectual environments as well as community networks and opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic. The students participating in the program will have access to all facilities normally offered to students at each university, including libraries, computer networks, career services, sports facilities, and student associations and cultural life.

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Please visit the Columbia website and the Sciences Po website.

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The dual MA degree program offers students a unique opportunity to learn from two of the best Art History graduate programs in the world. Students spend one semester at the partner institution during their second year. Columbia students will usually travel in the fall, while Paris 1 students will usually spend the spring at Columbia. During their semester abroad, all students will follow a regular full-course semester and will complete necessary requirements regarding the MA thesis.

Upon completion of the program, students earn an MA in Art History or in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, and an MA in Art History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (spécialité "Histoire de l'Art" or spécialité "Histoire et Politique des Musées et du Patrimoine" or spécialité "Archéologie des périodes historiques."). Building on the Alliance Program's decade-long partnership, this dual MA degree program furthers Columbia University and Université Paris 1's commitment to transnational academic training.

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Please visit the Columbia website and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne website.

École Polytechnique accepts doctoral students in Earth and Environmental Sciences for one-semester research visits and for the Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment summer school.

Contact

DGS in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: 

Goran Ekstrom
E-mail: ekstrom@ldeo.columbia.edu