Study on campus or online in 2022
In 2022, all courses offered by the Crawford School will be available for either online or on campus study. Online students are expected to attend live online sessions at a particular time each week for their courses. Crawford online courses are not ‘study at your own pace’.
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.
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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. Or, view alternative requirements by clicking 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 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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Scholarships and 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.
Scholarships and support
Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.