Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

African Specialization at SIPA

The specialization in African Studies as part of the Master of International Affairs and Master of Public Administration degree programs at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). It indicates that a student has received training in the political, social, cultural and economic issues that impact African countries and societies. The specialization requires nine credits (three courses) of Africa-focused courses. View the course list for classes that meet the specialization requirement. There is no language requirement for the specialization.

Requirements: 
1) Economic developments in Africa (e.g. INAF 6163 Political Economy of African Development).
2) One course from the Social Sciences, Humanities or Public Health (see course listings for approved courses).
3) A second course from the Social Sciences, Humanities or Public Health  (see course listings for approved courses).
Only courses with 50% or higher Africa content are accepted for credit.
Contact Info: 
 
Contact ias.columbia@gmail.com to make an appointment with Professor Mamadou Diouf.