Course overview

This degree is ideal for you if you’re an experienced and senior officer working in public policy, in or alongside government. It is designed and taught by world-leading public policy scholars and is delivered through a mix of case-based, interactive and intensive modes of teaching.

This degree offers senior managers engaged in public policy within or outside government the opportunity to build skills and knowledge for governing and leading ethically in a global world. It is designed to strengthen and stretch you capacity to be an executive leader working in complex and dynamic policy environments. Throughout the EMPP degree you will reflect on your extensive policy experience, drawing on relevant scholarly debates on leadership and strategic policy-making in contemporary governance. 

Starting dates

January, February, April, July, October

What you will learn

The degree strengthens your capacity for effective executive leadership in public policy particularly in analytic, strategic and reflective thinking. You will be equipped with cutting-edge conceptual and analytical tools, as well as skills in policy communication and persuasion. The one year Executive Masters degree offers a unique cohort experience in high-quality education at Australia’s leading public policy school. Designed and taught by world class public policy scholars from the ANU’s Crawford School, this Masters degree is delivered through a mix of case-based, interactive and intensive modes of teaching.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

English language requirements

Further information

  • Supplementary criteria;
    • Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae and two references that show:
      • Demonstrated management experience; and
      • Demonstrated commitment to an executive career in public policy
    • In addition provide a statement of purpose that addresses the applicants commitment to an executive career in public policy.

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.

How to apply

You can apply directly via ANU Application Manager

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $27,312 total course cost.
International Students: $42,960 per year full-time

Duration

1 year full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 75.5% (national average 78.4%)
Improved skills: 82.8% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 88.5% (national average 87.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 86.1% (national average 80.6%)
Studying full time: 11.5% (national average 8.7%)
Median full time salary: $89,500 (national average $77,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed Australian National University (ANU) graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 095622F

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