Graduate School of Government

The University of Sydney's Graduate School of Government (GSG) aimed to promote excellence and innovation in public administration.

Established in 2003 the Graduate School of Government ran until 2017 and promoted excellence and innovation in public administration, through education programs and scholarly and applied research.

Courses focused on real world issues and brought together students with mentors who were experienced practitioners from the ranks of the senior public service, the judiciary and the private sector. GSG offered four streams of education in public administration:

• The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Public Administration

• The Executive Masters in Public Administration (in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), which has now transferred to the department of Government and International Relations)

• And a range of Executive Programs for politicians and public-sector employees from Australian and international governments

• Postgraduate Higher Degree by Research

Courses included invited speakers from a range of high-profile experts in government, including former Prime Ministers of Australia, State Premiers and expert practitioners in the field of public administration. Many of our alumni also benefited from mentoring by senior practitioners and leaders.