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 Melbourne 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.
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced)
The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration mixes theory and practice to help you address complex management challenges. Combine your disciplinary expertise in political science, law, business or economics with professional decision-making, strategic management, and leadership dexterity.
Specialist Certificate in Public Administration
The Specialist Certificate in Public Administration is an intensive graduate level course. Requiring 8 days of on-campus study, you’ll be introduced to a foundation that draws on the expertise of University of Melbourne Faculty, and using these skills, you’ll refine your competencies for effectively operating in increasingly complex governing environments.
Students are taught by world-leading academics and practitioners from law, economics, and the social sciences. With small classes delivered intensively, students receive a tailored learning experience with the opportunity to specialise in particular policy fields.
School of Government graduates have taken up executive positions in multinational not-for-profit organisations, senior positions in local and state government and with foreign governments, to name but a few.
The Melbourne School of Government is committed to extending opportunities for graduate study to under-represented groups, including Indigenous Australians, individuals from disadvantaged circumstances, and recipients of various Australia Award Scholarships provided by the Australian Government for international students.