M.P.A. in Development Practice

The 21-month MPA in Development Practice is a practice-oriented, professional advancement degree where you will acquire the knowledge, and build the skills, experience, and networks, to make the world a better place. Our objective is to empower and support you through a combination of core and elective courses, skills development, and real-world practice. We support diverse, work-experience opportunities during the program, including a 3-month professional placement, a client-oriented, team capstone project, and internships. Upon graduation, you will be ready to apply these competencies with leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors or create your own enterprise, as many of our students have done.




Name Title Email
Greenberg, Allison Lecturer ag2948@columbia.edu
Hutson, Amanda Assistant Director of Practice and Partnerships ah2427@columbia.edu
CorrĂȘa d'Almeida, AndrĂ© Assistant Director ac3133@columbia.edu
Shah, Aniket Adjunct Assistant Professor aas2225@columbia.edu
Bostick, Benjamin Lamont Research Professor bb2461@columbia.edu
Denning, Glenn Professor of Professional Practice gdenning@climate.columbia.edu
Sachs, Jeffrey Director sachs@columbia.edu
Hoff, Karla Visiting Professor kh2830@columbia.edu
Stewart, Kendal Assistant Director kastewart2270@columbia.edu
Sachs, Lisa Director; Research Scholar lsachs1@law.columbia.edu
Tantoco, Minerva Adjunct Professor mt3521@columbia.edu
McCann, Samantha Lecturer smt2155@columbia.edu
Rosengaertner, Sarah Lecturer skr2171@columbia.edu
Someshwar, Shiv Visiting Professor ss2150@columbia.edu
De, Susmita Lecturer ssd2127@columbia.edu
Ben Amor, Yanis Assistant Professor of Global Health and Microbiological Sciences yba2101@columbia.edu