Use your work experience on your pathway to policy leadership
The Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) degree at Crawford School is the only program of its kind in Asia and the Pacific, offering a one-year professional degree in public policy for those with relevant work experience.
Recognising that your extensive relevant work experience already equips you with substantial capacity for policymaking, this degree will take your skills and knowledge to the next level to provide strategic and ethical policy leadership in an increasingly complex world.
Is the EMPP for me?
The EMPP program is an excellent fit for aspiring leaders already engaged in public policy, working in or alongside government, or those looking to make a lateral move into the public service from an established career. You will need a Bachelor degree or international equivalent (with a minimum GPA of 5/7) and a minimum of seven years’ experience in policy work.
Why choose the EMPP?
The EMPP program will equip you with advanced conceptual and analytical abilities, and a comprehensive understanding of policy research needs. You’ll feel confident communicating with stakeholders at all levels, tackling complex policy analysis, and closing high-level negotiations.
During the program, you’ll be constantly stimulated by real-world case work that explores the latest questions around governing in complex policy environments. Such cases from around the globe include: Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme; China’s One Belt, One Road infrastructure initiative; and the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The EMPP program embraces a global focus on contemporary public policy. It explores public service and governance issues such as foreign direct investment and public-private partnerships, managing global health epidemics, multilateral approaches to mitigating climate change, and community-based instruments for upholding human rights.
What are my career options?
You’ll complete your EMPP in just one year (full-time) and alongside your extensive relevant work experience, now hold a recognised professional qualification from Australia’s top university. Our EMPP graduates have secured senior roles with major policy institutions and government departments; have been seconded to coveted positions with multilateral development agencies; and have moved into influential policy roles in both the public and private sector.
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The Executive Master of Public Policy is a one-year professional degree (or part-time equivalent).
1 year full time
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
A minimum of seven years relevant 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 a senior career in public policy.
Applicants must provide a completed statement of purpose that addresses their commitment to a senior career in public policy.
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:
POGO8081 Economics for Government
POGO8500 Evidence and Analysis in Public Policy
POGO8504 Governing Contemporary Public Policy
POGO8505 Leading and Influencing Public Policy
POGO8506 Strategic 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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Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.
Costs associated with your study at ANU will depend on a number of things, including your study program and whether you’re a national or international student.