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 an early-career degree 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
- 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
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).
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
Scholarships and fees
Scholarships and support
Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.
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.