Master of Public Administration
Study in-person or online
In 2023, 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.
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.
- Economic Policy
- International Politics
- Political Economy
- Political Sciences
- Project Management
Please note application deadlines are different for domestic or international students.
This program is with pre-sessional component for domestic students.
Apply by 15 December 2022 for Semester 1 2023 and by 31 May 2023 for Semester 2 2023.
Find ANU’s general application and acceptance deadlines by visiting the timetable linked here.
Key application dates
• Semester 1 2023 intake:
Final closing date: 15 October 2022
Final acceptance date: 1 December 2022
Pre-sessional program (PSP) start date: mid January 2023
• Semester 2 2023 intake:
Final closing date: 15 March 2023
Final acceptance date: 1 June 2023*
Pre-sessional program (PSP) start date: mid June 2023
*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.
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1-1.5 years full-time depending on credit.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. Or, for alternative requirements, click the link here.
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).
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.
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.
Professor, Policy and Governance; Director, Children’s Policy Centre; Director, Poverty and Inequality Research Centre
Phone: +61 2 6125 6562
Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
Professor, Policy and Governance Program
Phone: +61 2 6125 6565
Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
Phone: +61 2 6125 6699
Professor of Public Policy and Governance
Phone: +61 2 6125 7557
Director, Australian Centre on China in the World
Phone: +61 2 6125 0441
Room: 223 China in the World Building (188)
Associate Professor, Policy and Governance Program
Phone: +61 2 6125 2436
Senior Lecturer, Policy and Governance
Phone: +61 2 6125 8266
Honorary Professor, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
Phone: +61 2 6125 5713
Phone: +61 2 6125 4295
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