In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- An undergraduate degree in an area related to social sciences
- At least three years of documented relevant professional experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.Selection criteria
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance
- Relevance of previous studies
- The professional experience.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.What is an ‘area related to social sciences’?
As public administration encompasses many areas of study, there is no definitive list of related disciplines. Applications are assessed on a case by case basis and students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds are considered.Why do you need professional experience to study Public Administration?
Entry to our public administration programs requires at least three years of relevant and documented professional expertise at a level considered appropriate by the course coordinator/selection committee. This expertise is an essential component of the course, both in terms of engaging in the interactive teaching model that will be utilised, but also the assessment tasks that will require participants to draw on their experiences in practice and reflect on these.What is regarded as relevant professional experience?
Work experience needs to be demonstrably related to the field of public administration, for example professionals working with or within government. Please ensure you include a current CV, letters of reference from relevant employers, position descriptions for any relevant jobs or positions held, and any other supporting documents you feel would strengthen your claim for relevant work experience.