Executive Master of Public Policy


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Strengthen your capacity to be an effective executive leader in public policy with this new degree from ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

  • Executive degree for experienced policy officers
  • Complete in one year
  • Study courses exclusive to this degree
  • One-of-a-kind in Australia and internationally

This degree is ideal for you if you’re an experienced officer working in public policy, in or alongside government. It is designed and taught by world-leading public policy scholars and is delivered through a mix of case-based, interactive and intensive modes of teaching.

While you study, you will continually reflect on your extensive policy experience while drawing on relevant scholarly debates on leadership and strategic policy-making in contemporary politics.

The core courses you will study bring robust scholarship to contemporary national, regional and global issues. You will also have opportunities for real-world learning through an executive Applied Policy Project, Research Project or internships.

When you graduate, you will be equipped with superior leadership skills, cutting-edge conceptual and analytical tools, as well as skills in policy research, communication and persuasion. You’ll feel confident communicating with stakeholders at all levels, tackling complex policy analysis, and closing high-level negotiations.

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Degree structure

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The Executive Master of Public Policy is a one-year postgraduate degree (or part-time equivalent).


1 year full time

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

  • A minimum of seven years work experience in public policy in government, for profit or not for profit organisations.

  • Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae and two completed referee reports that show demonstrated management experience and demonstrated commitment to an executive career in public policy.

  • Applicants must provide a completed statement of purpose that addresses their commitment to an executive career in public policy.

Cognate disciplines

If you have prior study in one of the following cognate disciplines, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree:

Policy Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Demography, Economics, Law, International Relations, Anthropology, Development Studies, Geography

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Program structure

The Executive Master of Public Policy requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

POGO8081Economics for Government

POGO8500Evidence and Analysis in Public Policy

POGO8504Governing Contemporary Public Policy

POGO8505Leading and Influencing Public Policy

POGO8506Strategic Policymaking

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

CRWF7000 Applied Policy Project

CRWF8019 Public Policy and Professional Internship

POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

POGO8015 Foreign Direct Investment Policy

POGO8025 Social Policy Analysis

POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World

POGO8035 Research Project (6 units)

POGO8044 Global Social Policy

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

POGO8048 Public Finance

POGO8057 Managing Government Finances

POGO8080 Organisational Finance and Budgeting

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8084 Principles of Social Policy

POGO8115 Challenging the Global Food Trading Regime

POGO8136 Participating in Public Policy: Citizen Engagement and Public Talk

POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance

POGO8213 The Global Trading System

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

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Sharon Bessell

Professor, Policy and Governance; Director of Gender Equity and Diversity

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Chunlai Chen

Associate Professor, Policy and Governance Program

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Björn Dressel

Associate Professor, Policy and Governance Program, PhD Convenor

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Carolyn Hendriks

Associate Professor, Public Policy and Governance

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Ben Hillman

Director, Policy and Governance Program

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Andrew Kennedy

Senior Lecturer, Policy and Governance Program

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Miranda Stewart

Professor, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute

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Helen Sullivan

Director, Crawford School of Public Policy

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Ariane Utomo

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