Policy & governance

Crawford School at ANU has a well-deserved reputation for delivering world-class postgraduate and executive education in public policy. The expertise of teaching staff covers a range of specialisations, including development policy, economic policy, policy analysis and environmental law. The focus of all specialisations is to equip you with the practical skills you need to succeed in your senior government or government-related career.

Enquire now to find out how a Master of Public Policy or a Master of Public Administration from Crawford School is your gateway to joining an international network of leading policy-makers, practitioners and academics. You will become part of a vibrant and dynamic public policy community, engaging with the School’s high-profile academics in workshops and seminars, as well as with Visiting Fellows in guest lectures and master classes. Many of the teaching staff will already be known to you for their active role in public policy debate, on government committees and in advisory roles across government, business and civil society. After graduation, you will retain important national, regional and international connections with these teachers and other professionals in your field.

Graduates from public policy studies at Crawford School are highly sought-after the world over for their analytical skills and ability to adapt to complex and changing policy environments. Graduates from the Master of Public Administration go on to become program managers and advisers in government organisations, and international organisations, and to occupy senior government relations positions in non-government organisations.

Visit Programs and Courses for full program requirements, study options and course information.

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Meet Sandesh Silpakar

Meet Sandesh Silpakar

When international student Sandesh Silpakar touched down in Australia to study at Crawford School over two years ago, he never expected to be leaving as a highly respected student leader.

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Brenda Bastienne

Living large

"I was working in the policy and strategy division of the Ministry of Finance in the Seychelles, and I thought it would be good to have a degree in public policy, because my first degree was in the field of finance and economics. I wanted to link my study with my work more."

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Bunthang Eang

Master builder

"The whole program is really eye-opening, especially when you discover the policy of another country is very similar to the situation in your country, and you have a chance to see many areas and many policies that are in need of reform, for example, or are missing in a particular country at a certain time."

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