Dual Degree Programs and the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN)


Dual degrees are arrangements, usually in two-year programs, where students can take first-year courses in one institution and, in their second year, take specified courses in a second institution and then be awarded a degree from each institution. Notable examples are the arrangements developed among the members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN).

The Global Public Policy Network (GPPN)

The Hertie School describes the GPPN as follows (at https://www.hertie-school.org/facultyandresearch/global-public-policy-network-gppn/, accessed 2 July 2016):

“The Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) is a partnership between Columbia University, FGV-EAESP, University of Tokyo, Hertie School of Governance, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Institute of Public Affairs at LSE and SciencesPo, Paris. GPPN is global in two ways: the global spread of its members and its subject focus on emerging global trends in public policy.

“The mission of GPPN is to address the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century and, as a result, to have policy impact, to be influential in public policy education and training, and to be innovative in teaching and research.

“The guiding principles of the GPPN are to develop a network of schools with:

  • a commitment to and a proven track record of excellence in public policy research, education, and public dialogue with a global orientation;
  • a strong orientation towards public service that extends to the nongovernmental and private sectors as well as the public sector;
  • a firm foundation in the social sciences, which provide the basic analytical tools with which global public policy scholars and professionals seek to understand the world, address social problems, and design and evaluate policy interventions;
  • a strong emphasis on substantive policy knowledge and the link between evidence and policymaking that goes beyond general and technocratic training; and
  • a strong global orientation that recognizes the ways in which policymaking crosses national boundaries and is shaped by an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.”
GPPN’s dual degree arrangements

Columbia SIPA has two flagship degrees, the MPA and MIA, and it has negotiated dual degree arrangements with all of the GPPN members. Its description (at https://sipa.columbia.edu/global-public-policy-network, accessed 2 July 2016) is:

“SIPA participates in several dual degree and exchange programs with our international partner schools. Students are awarded both the relevant SIPA degree and a degree from our partner institution at the end of a unified two-year study program. Programs are open to both MIA and MPA students. New students should apply through the school where they want to BEGIN their studies. Students will pay SIPA tuition when they are studying in residence at SIPA, and the partner school tuition when they are enrolled abroad.

The descriptions of these partner arrangements in the respective schools are listed in the table below (accessed 3 July 2016). Arrangements in parentheses may be with units outside the GPPN.

School and Degree General Description and Specific Description of a Dual Degree Program with another School
Columbia SIPA (MPA and MIA) General: https://sipa.columbia.edu/global-public-policy-network

MPA and MIA with SciencesPo SPA: no specific Columbia web link, but rather a link to http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en (see specific description from SciencesPo below)

MIA with SciencesPo PSIA https://sipa.columbia.edu/sipa-miasciences-po-paris-dual-degree-program

MPA and MIA with LSE MPA: https://sipa.columbia.edu/sipa-mia-or-mpa-and-lse-mpa-dual-degree

MPA and MIA with Hertie MPP: https://sipa.columbia.edu/the-sipa-and-hertie-school-of-governance-dual-degree-program

MPA and MIA with LKY MPP: https://sipa.columbia.edu/the-sipa-mia-or-mpa-and-lkyspp-mpp-dual-degree-program

MPA and MIA with Tokyo MPP: https://sipa.columbia.edu/sipa-and-graspp-dual-degree-program

MPA and MIA with FGV-EAESP MPGI and MPGPP: https://sipa.columbia.edu/sipa-and-the-fgv-eaesp-dual-degree-program

SciencesPo SPA (MPP) General: http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en/content/dual-degrees

MPP with Columbia MPA: http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en/content/sciences-po-columbia-university-school-international-and-public-affairs

MPP or MEA with LSE MPA: http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en/content/sciences-po-london-school-economics

MPP with Hertie MPP: http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en/content/sciences-po-hertie-school-governance

MPP with Tokyo MPP: http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en/content/sciences-po-university-tokyo-graspp

(MPP or MEA with LSE MScIR or MScIPE: http://www.sciencespo.fr/psia/content/dual-degree-london-school-economics)

SciencesPo PSIA (several Master’s) General: http://www.sciencespo.fr/psia/content/international-dual-degrees

MIS, MIPM, MIEP, MEP, MID, MHRHA, MIE, with Columbia MIA: http://www.sciencespo.fr/psia/content/dual-degree-columbia-university

(MIEP, MIPM, or MIS with LSE MScIR or MScIPE: http://www.sciencespo.fr/psia/content/dual-degree-london-school-economics)



General: http://www.lse.ac.uk/IPA/MPA/DualDegreeProgramme.aspx
Hertie SoG MPP General: See page 9 of https://www.hertie-school.org/fileadmin/images/Downloads/graduate_programmes/MPP_Flyer_2015.pdf

MPP with SciencesPo MPP: https://www.hertie-school.org/graduate-programmes/mpp/dual-mpp-with-sciences-po/

(MIA with Syracuse Maxwell MPA or MAIR: https://www.hertie-school.org/graduate-programmes/mia/atlantis-dual-degree-with-the-maxwell-school/)

LKY SPP MPP General: http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/admissions/graduate-programmes/master-in-public-policy-mpp/
Tokyo MPP General: http://www.pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/mppip/?page_id=7#studyingAbroad
FGV-EAESP (MPGI, MPGPP) General: http://mpgi.fgv.br/en/double-degree

MPGPP with Columbia MPA and MIA: http://mpgpp.fgv.br/diferenciais/dupla-titulacao

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 3 July 2016.

Image: GPPN at https://www.hertie-school.org/facultyandresearch/global-public-policy-network-gppn/, accessed 2 July 2016.