Master of Public Administration

    • CRICOS Code: 080609D

    Course overview

    • 18 months full time / 3 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Summer Intake - February


    We are in the process of developing exciting new learning programs at Melbourne School of Government.  We are also reviewing and making some adjustments to how we deliver our existing courses and subjects. As part of this review, we are suspending applications into the Public Administration courses following the Summer 2021 Intake (February).

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a unique, interdisciplinary program designed exclusively for experienced professionals.

    The MPA prepares students to take on leadership roles working in and with government. It draws on expertise from a range of disciplines including public administration, public policy, law, management, leadership, international relations, economics, development studies and philosophy.

    As a student in the MPA, you’ll develop the skills and competencies to operate in increasingly complex governing environments where challenges cut across disciplinary, organisational, jurisdictional and geographical boundaries. You'll acquire specialist knowledge in your field and learn how to generate bold research and shape public policy.