Executive Master of Public Administration
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Graduate School of Government's Public Administration programs are designed for existing Senior public servants of national, state, provincial, and local governments and provide a practical educational experience to enhance existing skills. The programs give public administrators knowledge and skills enhancement in public administration that will allow graduates to transfer skills from one agency/ministry to another. It is a degree that is relevant to all senior public sector employees.
An applicant for admission to the Executive Master of Public Administration shall meet entry requirements as specified by ANZSOG.
Please note: The units of study listed below are subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.
To qualify for the award of the Executive Master of Public Administration, candidates must complete 60 credit points, comprising:
(a) 42 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a 6 credit point designated finance elective; and
(c) maximum 12 credit points of elective units of study selected from a list of recommended elective units of study
For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the
Further course information
To be awarded the Executive Master of Public Administration, students must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of study (60 credit points), comprising:
• all seven (7) core units of study (42 credit points) listed under the heading Core units of study (Executive Master of Public Administration)
• a finance elective (GSOG6004 Managing Public Expenditure) (six credit points); and
• a maximum of two (2) elective units of study (up to 12 credit points) from a list of recommended elective units of study.
Core units of study
Students must complete the following seven core units of study (42 credit points):
• ANZG6006 Delivering Public Value
• ANZG6007 Decision Making Under Uncertainty
• ANZG6008 Designing Public Policies and Programs
• ANZG6009 Government and the Market Economy
• ANZG6010 Leading Public Sector Change
• ANZG6011 Governing by the Rules
• ANZG6012 Work Based Project
Managing Public Expenditure
All students enrolled in the Executive Master of Public Administration are required to complete their finance elective at their enrolled university. Students enrolled in the Graduate School of Government, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney must complete Managing Public Expenditure (GSOG6004) as their finance elective.
Course outcomes and further study
The Executive Master of Public Administration course is designed for existing Senior public servants of national, state, provincial, and local governments and provide a practical educational experience to enhance existing skills. The programs give public administrators knowledge and skills enhancement in public administration that will allow graduates to transfer skills from one agency/ministry to another. It is a degree that is relevant to all senior public sector employees.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants ranked on merit in accordance with the following criteria:
(a) a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma, graduate certificate or equivalent at an institution approved by the Graduate School of Government and graded at a standard acceptable to the Graduate School of Government; and
(b) relevant work experience requirements as determined by the Graduate School of Government; and
(c) satisfaction of the English language requirements, where applicable; and
(d) any other minimum standards specified by the Graduate School of Government.
How to apply
How to apply
Local students applying to articulate from the Executive Master in Public Administration should complete the Application to Upgrade form and submit it to the Graduate School of Government (GSG) Office.
All enquiries regarding the Executive Master of Public Administration can be made to the GSG Office.
Application for this program is administered through GSG. Please refer to the GSG website for details:
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University via the International Office. Further information on applications and English language requirements and support services for international students is available on the International Office website; or
(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
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