Updating Results

Australian National University (ANU)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Executive Master of Public Administration

  • Masters (Coursework)

NOTE: This program is closed to International applicants for 2019

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
Study Mode
Online, In person
Domestic Fees
$32,256 per year / $32,256 total
International Fees
$45,864 per year / $45,864 total

About this course

NOTE: This program is closed to International applicants for 2019The 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.

Entry requirements

NOTE: This program is closed to International applicants for 2019


?A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with at least five years’ relevant work experience.

Cognate disciplines

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

English language requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

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

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

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.

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.

Indicative fees Domestic International Annual indicative fee for domestic students $32,256.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students $45,864.00 Scholarships

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.

Study locations



Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at Australian National University (ANU).
Overall satisfaction
Skill scale
Teaching scale
Employed full-time
Average salary