Master of Public Policy
You may watch an introductory video for the program here.
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.
Design and deliver better public policy
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a graduate degree that brings together interactive and case-based teaching to prepare you for policy-making roles in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Why choose the MPP?
At Crawford School, our lecturers are leading international researchers and teachers in their fields of public policy.
You will benefit from their expertise across comparative public policy, policy reform, and national and international governance, as well as specialist areas such as social policy, energy, environment, food, health and biofuels.
By choosing the MPP, you will develop high-quality policy analysis skills from teaching approaches that combine theory and practice. In design, advocacy and evaluation, you will build exceptional political and program management capabilities.
Is the MPP for me?
The MPP is designed to strengthen your interest and knowledge in public policy, following completion of an undergraduate degree and/or during the early years of a professional policy career.
There is no work experience requirement for entry.
You will gain a solid foundation in understanding policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research, which you can apply in your current role, use to upskill for a higher position, or transition into a new career in policy-making.
Real-life skills, real-world experiences
Through interactive and case-based teaching, you will learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will allow you to reflect on the challenges of governing in a dynamic, interconnected, global and increasingly digital world. You will be equipped with important skills for analysing and researching public policy, and communicating persuasively on policy-relevant matters.
Crawford School offers you the flexibility to select either a general MPP or to specialise in one or more of the following areas:
- Economic policy
- Environment and public policy
- Foreign and defence policy
- Global development policy
- Health policy
- Integrity and anti-corruption
- Indigenous policy
- International policy
- Policy analysis
- Policy communication
- Population change
- Public finance
- Regulation: National and International Regimes
- Social policy
- Social research methods
- International Politics
- Policy Studies
- Political Sciences
Please note application deadlines are different for domestic or international students.
This program is with pre-sessional (PSP) component for domestic students.
Apply by 31 May 2023 for Semester 2 2023 and by 15 December 2022 for Semester 1 2024.
Find ANU’s general application and acceptance deadlines by visiting the timetable linked here.
Key application dates
• 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
• Semester 1 2024 intake:
Final closing date: 15 October 2023
Final acceptance date: 1 December 2023*
Pre-sessional program (PSP) start date: mid January 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.
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The Master of Public Policy (MPP) may be completed in 1-2 years depending on credit. The degree structure allows you to complete either the MPP or MPP with a specialisation so that you can select a degree program to best suit your career and educational goals.
1-2 year/s full time depending on credit
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA 5/7 (For commencement of the MPP as of 1 January 2018, work experience is no longer required). Or, view alternative requirements by clicking the link here.
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
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; Policy Studies; Political Economy; Political Sciences; and Sociology
View full 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
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Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
Phone: +61 2 6125 6699
Professor of Public Policy and Governance
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Director, Australian Centre on China in the World
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Room: 223 China in the World Building (188)
Associate Professor, Policy and Governance Program
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Honorary Professor, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
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Scholarships and fees
Scholarships and support
Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.
Find out more about scholarships and support that may be available to you for postgraduate qualification at ANU.
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.
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