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Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

Overview

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Program Coordinator

+61 2 6125 5536

Convenor

andy.kennedy@anu.edu.au

Study in-person or online

In 2024, all graduate courses offered by the Crawford School will be available for either in-person or online study. All students are expected to attend live sessions at particular times each week for their courses. Crawford online courses are not ‘study at your own pace’. International students studying on an Australian student visa should enrol in in-person courses.

Participation

Real-time interaction, discussion and debate between students and with convenors is a central part of the learning experience. Attendance at interactive classes is important for both on campus and online students.

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.

Related disciplines

  • Economic Policy
  • Economics
  • Law
  • International Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Sciences
  • Project Management
  • Sociology

Application Deadlines

Please note application deadlines are different for domestic and international students.

Domestic students

This program is with pre-sessional program (PSP) component for domestic students.

Apply by 31 May 2024 for Semester 2 (S2) 2024 and by 15 Dec 2024 for Semester 1 (S1) 2025.

Orientation and PSP are from 11 January to 9 February 2024 for S1 2024 and from 13 June to 12 July 2024 for S2 2024.

International students

Find ANU’s general application and acceptance deadlines by visiting the webpage linked here.

Key dates for application:

• Semester 2 2024 intake:

Final closing date: 15 April 2024
Final acceptance date: 1 June 2024*

Orientation and PSP are from 11 January to 9 February 2024 for S1 2024 and from 13 June to 12 July 2024 for S2 2024.

• Semester 1 2025 intake:

Final closing date: 15 October 2024
Final acceptance date: 1 December 2024*

*Some students may need to accept well before this date to allow for visa processing times in their country.

View the full degree program structure, admission requirements and academic information.

To find out more, contact us at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au today.

Degree structure

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Further information

Program Coordinator

+61 2 6125 5536

Convenor

andy.kennedy@anu.edu.au

Duration

1-1.5 years full-time depending on credit.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. Or, for alternative requirements, click the link here.

Credit

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 (one semester, four courses).

Cognate disciplines

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.

Program structure

The Master of Public Administration degree offers a set of core compulsory courses combined with a range of electives so that you can design a degree program that best suits your career and educational goals.

View the detailed degree program structure, admission requirements and academic rules information.

Academics

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Sharon Bessell

Professor, Policy and Governance; Director, Children’s Policy Centre

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Sara Bice

Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy

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Chunlai Chen

Professor, Policy and Governance Program

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Björn Dressel

Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy

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Carolyn Hendriks

Professor of Public Policy and Governance

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Ben Hillman

Associate Professor

Director, Australian Centre on China in the World

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Phone: +61 2 6125 0441

Room: 223 China in the World Building (188)

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Andrew Kennedy

Associate Professor, Policy and Governance Program

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Miranda Stewart

Honorary Professor, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute

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Peter Whiteford

Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy

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Fiona Yap

Honorary Professor, Crawford School

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Scholarships and fees

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Further information

Program Coordinator

+61 2 6125 5536

Convenor

andy.kennedy@anu.edu.au

Fees

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.

Find out more about costs and fees associated with studying at ANU.

Scholarships and support

Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.

Find our more about scholarships and support that may be available to you for postgraduate qualification at ANU.

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