Enhance your government leadership and program management capabilities with a Masters degree in public administration. Complete your ANU postgraduate qualification in 1.5 years.
- Degree designed for future leaders and managers of public organisation in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors
- 1.5 year Masters degree with up to .5 year (24 units) credit available
- Understand the complexities and challenges of facilitating public action
- Disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on public administration
This degree is an effective way to jumpstart your leadership and management career in public administration. Taught by internationally-renowned researchers and teachers, you will learn essential skills in program implementation and public sector management that can be applied within and across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Complete your postgraduate study in just 1.5 years with the Master of Public Administration.
With a focus on key disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on public administration, management and governance – clustered in terms of people and finance, law and regulation, policy systems, and international governance – you will develop an in-depth understanding of the complexities of organising public action.
By integrating theory and practice, you will gain high-level skills that are flexible and transferable from one agency/ministry to another. As a graduate, you will be valued for your ability to foster debate and provide comparative insights to address the dynamics of continuity and change in government and governance.
- Economic Policy
- International Politics
- Political Economy
- Political Sciences
- Project Management
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Your MPA studies will be built around 3 integrated components to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.
You’ll complete a total of 72 units based on the following degree structure:
A professional ‘core’ of knowledge broadly recognized as essential to the institutional role of public sector managers. Complete 30 units from these compulsory courses:
A curated range of courses providing access to emerging and/or specialized concepts and techniques relevant to contemporary professional practice. Complete a minimum of 18 units from these masterclasses:
A capstone ‘work integrated learning’ experience that allows students to select a combination of organizational internship, research and elective coursework to suit their interests and professional development needs. Complete a minimum of 6 units from these courses:
Electives to suit your interests and career
Complete a minimum of 12 units from a range of public administration courses.
1.5 years full time depending on credit
A bachelor’s degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA 5/7.
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor degree with Honours, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units credit (1 semester, 4 courses).
If you have prior study in one of the following cognate disciplines, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree:
Economic Policy, Economics, Law, International Politics, Political Economy, Political Sciences, Project Management, Sociology
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Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.