The Master of Public Administration program is designed for future leaders of government, civil society and market organisations responsible for pursuing the public interest. It integrates theory and practice in enhancing understanding, knowledge and skills essential to the management and leadership of public organisations. It does this through various analytical lens that structure, guide and inform an assessment of the complexities and challenges of organising public action within and across the state, market and civil society.
The compulsory and elective subjects explore contemporary public issues and dilemmas locally, regionally and globally. The emphasis is on key disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on public administration, management and governance, as clustered in terms of people and finance, law and regulation, policy systems, and international governance. The aim throughout is to foster debate and provide comparative insights in addressing the dynamics of continuity and change in government and governance.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
Economic Policy, Economics, Law, International Politics, Political Economy, Political Sciences, Project Management, Sociology
The Master of Public Administration requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
Completion of the following pre-sessional component:
CRWF6900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy
POGO6900 Graduate Preparatory Economic, Social and Political Analysis
48 units from completion of the following initial component:
48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
POGO8012 Governance and Institutions
POGO8016 The Economic Way of Thinking 1
POGO8019 The Economic Way of Thinking 2
POGO8024 Social Policy, Society and Change
POGO8062 Public Sector Management
POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes
POGO8090 Making and Evaluating Policy
POGO8117 Program Management
48 units from completion of the following concluding component:
24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
POGO8032 Comparative Public Sector Management
POGO8096 Research Methods (6 units)
POGO8111 Public Sector Leadership
A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:
LAWS8034 Law and Regulation
POGO8001 International Dimensions of Public Administration
POGO8021 Public Sector Ethics
POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World
POGO8044 Global Social Policy
POGO8048 Public Finance
POGO8055 Case Studies in Public Sector Management
POGO8056 People and Performance in Public Organisations
POGO8057 Managing Government Finances
POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption
POGO8081 Economics for Government
POGO8082 Political Institutions and Policy Processes
POGO8083 Policy Advocacy
A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
POGO8004 Poverty Reduction
POGO8015 Services and Investment Policy
POGO8025 Social Policy Analysis
POGO8035 Research Project
POGO8049 Planning and Policy (Population Policy)
POGO8023 Empirical Political Analysis 1: Public Opinion
POGO8050 Empirical Political Analysis 2: Political Economy
POGO8080 Organisational Finance and Budgeting
POGO8081 Economics for Government
POGO8084 Principles of Social Policy
POGO8085 Implementing Social Policy
POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice
POGO8101 Policy Process and Analysis
POGO8102 Selected Themes in Public Policy: Urbanisation and Human Settlement
POGO8115 International Negotiations: Challenging the WTO's Food Trading Regime
POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy
POGO8213 The Global Trading System
EMDV8079 International Water Politics
EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
SOCY8004 Interest Groups, Advocacy and Public Policy
IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy
IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis
ANTH8009 Development in Practice
ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies
ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific
EURO8003 The European Union: regional integrations in comparative perspective
POPH8103 Introduction to Health Policy and Administration
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least three years' work experience in public administration.
All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students
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.
Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.