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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Application Process

In light of the COVID-19, the Strategic Communication: International Perspectives program is postponed until 2022.

  1. Email a copy of your current resume to cp2746 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu for consideration.
  2. The program office will review your information to ensure it meets our admission criteria and contact you shortly thereafter.
  3. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be provided a formal invitation email with a link to submit the $1,000 deposit or full tuition payment to hold your seat in the program.
  4. Registered participants will receive specific program information approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to the program date.


Visa Information

If you require a visa, you may qualify for a B1 business visa. Note: Some embassies may ask that you apply for a student visa, but because this program is non-degree, professional development and participants are visiting the US on business, you should request the B1 visa.

U.S. State Department guidelines for the B1 visa may be found on the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website. SPS complies with those guidelines as well as the University policy that prohibits a University representative or its designee to contact the consulate or embassy directly on behalf of a participant. However, SPS will provide you with a standard letter to present to the embassy or consulate, if needed. If you would like to request this letter, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management.

Mailing Address and Contact Information

Strategic Communication: International Perspectives 
School of Professional Studies
Attn: Charlene Perilla-Iqbal
502 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4110
New York, NY 10027-6902

Important: Participants are notified of admissions decisions via email.