Master of Public Administration

Program code

5580

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points

120

Indicative fee

$22,500.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher (4.5 GPA)

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Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2019 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 16 June 2019

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

To be eligible for the award of Master of Public Administration (MPA), a student must acquire 120 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 80 credit points for core courses and
  • gain 40 credit points for listed electives or the dissertation pathway.

To be eligible for the award of Master of Public Administration (MPA), a student admitted with 40 credit points of advanced standing must acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 40 credit points for core courses and
  • gain 40 credit points for listed electives or the dissertation pathway.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Exit point

To be eligible to exit this Masters program with the Graduate Diploma of Public Administration award, a student must acquire 80 credit points of core courses. Note: Students who exit with the Graduate Diploma will not be eligible for re-admission to complete the Master of Public Administration.

To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Coursework).

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Program options

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Standard pathway  120
OR
Tri 1,2   Dissertation pathway  120

Standard pathway

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7023GIR The Political, Legal and Governance Environment  10
Tri 1 7025GIR Policy Advice: Evidence, Argument and Persuasion in Policy-Making  10
Tri 1 7028GIR Research Methods for Policy Makers  10
Tri 1 7008GIR Strategic Approaches to Integrity and Anti-Corruption  10
Tri 2 7024GIR Evaluating Policy and Measuring Performance  10
Tri 2 7027GIR Implementation and Service Delivery  10
Tri 2 7033GIR Prudence, Ethics and Accountability  10
Tri 2 7036GIR From Policy to Delivery: Commissioning Public Services  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Electives  40

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Public Administration (4200). To exit (after completing 80 credit points of core courses), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Dissertation pathway

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7023GIR The Political, Legal and Governance Environment  10
Tri 1 7025GIR Policy Advice: Evidence, Argument and Persuasion in Policy-Making  10
Tri 1 7028GIR Research Methods for Policy Makers  10
Tri 1 7008GIR Strategic Approaches to Integrity and Anti-Corruption  10
Tri 2 7024GIR Evaluating Policy and Measuring Performance  10
Tri 2 7027GIR Implementation and Service Delivery  10
OR
Tri 2 7036GIR From Policy to Delivery: Commissioning Public Services  10
Tri 2 7033GIR Prudence, Ethics and Accountability  10
Tri 1,2 7011GBS Quantitative Methods  10
OR
Tri 1,2 7012GBS Qualitative Methods  10
Tri 1,2   Dissertation courses  40

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Public Administration (4200). To exit (after completing 80 credit points of core courses), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Dissertation courses

To be eligible to undertake the Dissertation pathway, a student must have met the following criteria:

  • attained a minimum GPA of 5.5 across the core courses and
  • lodged a completed Nomination of Dissertation Topic and Supervisor for Coursework Masters Dissertation form (obtained from a Griffith Student Centre) and
  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic and the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 8001GBS_P1 GBS Dissertation  10
Tri 1,2 8001GBS_P2 GBS Dissertation  10
Tri 1,2 8001GBS_P3 GBS Dissertation  10
Tri 1,2 8001GBS_P4 GBS Dissertation  10

Students must complete 40 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7115IBA Managing Complex Projects  10
Tri 1 7212GIR Shared and Divided Power: Modern Challenges in Intergovernmental Relations (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 7327AFE Government in the Economy (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 1 7010GIR Public Participation and Social Impact Assessment  10
Tri 1 7920IBA Sustainability and Systems Thinking  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 7003GIR Reading Seminar  10
Tri 2 7031GIR New Directions in Policy Analysis (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 2 7326AFE Government Budgeting and Fiscal Policy  10
Tri 2 7037GIR Australia in the Asian Century: Policy Challenges and Implications (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 2 7040GIR Aboriginal Governance in Australia: Politics, Policies and Programs (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 2 7039GIR Managing Whistleblowing: New Rules, New Policies, New Vision  10
Tri 2 7910EHR Managing Change Through Responsible Leadership  10
Tri 2 7112IBA Globalisation and Corporate Social Responsibility  10
Tri 3 7038GIR Performance and Productivity in Public Management (not offered from 2019) 10

Note: Students may also choose electives from other parts of the university, including work-integrated learning courses, that are relevant to their program of study. This option requires prior consultation with (and approval from) the Program Director.