- Length 1.5 year full-time
- Minimum 72 Units
- Academic plan MEMPA
- Post Nominal
- CRICOS code NO CRICOS
Mode of delivery
Field of Education
- Policy Studies
- Academic contact
The Executive Master of Public Administration requires the completion of 72 units, which must consist of:
42 units from completion of the following list of courses:
POGO8063 Designing Public Policies and Programs
POGO8064 Government in a Market Economy
POGO8065 Decision Making Under Uncertainty
POGO8066 Governing by the Rules
POGO8067 Leading Public Sector Change
POGO8301 Public Financial Management
POGO8123 Delivering Public Value
POGO8300 Managing Public Sector Organisations
12 units from completion of POGO8068 Work Based Research Project
18 units from completion of POGO courses offered by Crawford School of Public Policy.
Applicants must present the following:
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.
Ranking and English language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
- GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
- demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support
Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications: Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au.
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications.
Applications for course credit: Applicants may be eligible for credit for admission for formal, informal and nonformal (which includes work experience) learning. Applications for credit for admission will be assessed by the Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and the ANU Program Director and will consider the equivalence of extensive appropriate practical, professional or scholarly experience. Admission requires acceptance as a candidate by both ANU and ANZSOG.
Anthropology, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Criminology, Economic Policy, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, International Business, International Relations, Legal Studies, Policy Studies, Political Economy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
NOTE: This program is closed to International applicants for 2019
The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is designed to assist future leaders develop the management and policy skills needed in today’s public sector.
Developed in consultation with public sector CEOs across Australia and New Zealand, the EMPA aims to produce world-class public sector managers. The program offers high-potential and aspiring leaders a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of public administration. The program brings together a select group of the best emerging public sector leaders from Australia and New Zealand with outstanding teachers and practitioners from around the world.
The EMPA is a multi-disciplinary, multi-modal degree of 11 subjects, with the core subjects taught by ANZSOG and the electives offered by the participating universities. Students will be high potential public servants nominated and funded by participating governments subject to university selection processes. They will enrol in and receive the degree from the ANU.
Note: Students are nominated and funded by participating governments. Direct applications to ANU into this award are not accepted.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
Have a broad view of management, service delivery and policy analysis across the spectrum of public sector activities
Have a critical understanding of the central concepts relating to public administration, public management and public policy
Be able to undertake critical analysis and engage in informed debate of public sector issues
Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy
Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges
Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives
Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments
Be able to improve service delivery and policy outcomes across the public sector