The Melbourne School of Government is designed to inspire and equip individuals to make a difference on a global scale. Through rigorous research, teaching and debate, we convert shared knowledge into collective wisdom influencing politics and decision-making to improve future outcomes.
Information for Future Students
Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the premier degree of its kind in Australia. Exclusively designed for aspiring public sector leaders, the MPA equips candidates for executive and management roles in regulatory bodies, the public service, not-for-profit organisations and international institutions.
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) (Enhanced) offers experienced professionals the opportunity to undertake in-depth study across disciplines including public administration, public policy, law, management, leadership, international relations, economics, development studies and philosophy.
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced)
The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced) is designed exclusively for experienced professionals. You’ll develop the skills and competencies to operate in increasingly complex governing environments where challenges cut across disciplinary, organisational, jurisdictional and geographical boundaries.
Specialist Certificate in Public Administration
The Specialist Certificate in Public Administration is an intensive graduate level course. Depending on your choice of subjects, it can be completed with eight days of on-campus study making it suitable for professionals travelling from interstate or overseas.
Undergraduate study at the Melbourne School of Government
Undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne can study individual subjects in Government and Policy or complete a breadth track.
Pathways to Politics Program for Women
In Australia, less than one-third of all parliamentarians and one-fifth of all ministers are women. The Pathways to Politics Program for Women will address this under-representation by providing hands-on training and networking opportunities for women who aspire to elected office.
The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership recognises political leaders who have driven positive change and encouraged a national discussion about the role of leadership.