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Crawford School’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Climate Change (MCC) will now only take one and a half years for full-time students to complete – down from two years previously.
On top of that, those with undergraduate degrees or postgraduate studies in cognate areas may also be eligible for up to half a year of credit, giving students an ANU postgraduate qualification in just one year.
Crawford’s new MPA degree has been designed for current and future public sector professionals who want to strengthen their capabilities in a policy environment characterised by uncertainty, complexity, digital transformation, and politicisation through a series of specialised courses.
Students also have access to an expanded range of professional experience and research opportunities, including professional internships with national and international organisations and applied policy projects.
“The MPA now offers a refreshed educational experience for current and future public sector professionals,” said MPA Convenor Associate Professor Ben Hillman.
“In the new MPA, specially curated foundational courses are combined with advanced masterclasses and professional development opportunities such as internships.”
Crawford School is also introducing a shortened Master of Climate Change.
Addressing climate change remains one of humanity’s greatest challenges, and to do so policymakers need integrative and interdisciplinary expertise across government, business, and community sectors.
The new MCC program provides greater flexibility for prospective students looking to specialise in climate change, and dig deeper into their field of interest.
“The MCC now features a core syllabus of climate impacts, adaptation, mitigation, climate change economics and policy including methodological approaches and practical application to current issues,” MCC Co-Convenor Dr Bec Colvin said.
“Students also get the chance to pursue research in an area of interest as well as develop expertise across key competencies in a range of climate policy relevant fields, including decision-making, government and policy, climate science and impacts, and communication and engagement.”
The program can be completed part-time, and includes a mix of online-available and on campus study.