- You may not apply to more than one program offered by the School of Professional Studies in any one semester. If an applicant submits applications to more than one program offered by SPS in the same semester, both applications may be denied automatically on that basis alone.
- If you apply to a program and are denied admission to that program, you may not submit another application for admission to that same program for a year. For example, if you were denied admission to a program for Fall 2019, you are not eligible to apply again to that same program until Fall 2020. If you have been denied admission to the same program three times, you are no longer eligible for admission to that program and any further application will not be considered.
- All admissions decisions are final. There is no appeal process. The Admissions Committee reviews each application thoroughly and with great care.
- Enrollment in another degree program at Columbia or elsewhere while enrolled in an SPS master’s or certificate program is strictly prohibited by the School of Professional Studies. Violations of this policy will lead to the revocation of an offer of admission, or termination for a current student.
- You must submit all materials directly, not through an agent or third-party vendor, with the sole exception of submissions by the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program and its three partner agencies IIE, LASPAU and AMIDEAST, and by the Danish-American Fulbright Commission (DAF), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and Vietnam Education Fund (VEF). If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact the admissions office at apply [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edutarget="_blank".
The mission of Columbia University's School of Professional Studies is to provide a rigorous education, informed by rapidly evolving global market needs, that supports the academic and professional aspirations of our student community.
Members of the Columbia University community are expected to uphold the highest standards of respect, integrity, and civility.
Students, program participants, faculty, staff, and alumni accept these values when they join this community. In doing so, they agree to abide by the following Community Values:
- Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
- Accountability for academic integrity and personal behavior
- Civility and honesty in all interactions with community members
These core values are key components of the Columbia University experience and reflect the community’s expectations of its members.
Failure to abide by these values or our Student Code of Conduct might lead to a revocation of privileges or more severe sanctions.