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MPP and MPA Programs

Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy (ANU Crawford) - Former one-year MPP and MPA

Program Comparison Highlights

Institutional Structure: The Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four schools within the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

Curriculum Design: The previous MPP and MPA programs offered by the Crawford School MPP required 8 one-semester course equivalents, among the lowest of the programs reviewed. Our PEACO calculations below suggest that typical students in the one-year MPP program took about 75% of their coursework in policy-oriented subjects and 25% in management-oriented subjects, while the typical students in the one-year MPA program took about 68% of their coursework in policy-oriented subjects and 32% in management-oriented subjects. Typical MPP students took about 19% of their coursework in subjects with high math-economics content while the number was 5% for MPA students. This placed both the Crawford MPP and MPA in the in the "low course requirement, policy-oriented, lower math-economics content" curricular type, along with such programs as Victoria MPP, Melbourne MPA and Queen Mary MPP. Among peers in its curricular type, the Crawford School has an average proportion of required courses, a relatively high number of program-specific courses on offer and a high proportion of the coursework of a typical students is in program-specific courses taught within the school. The competency gap analysis below suggests that a Crawford one-year MPP and MPA students taking the required courses and a random selection of listed electives would, on average, graduate with approximately 67 course-weeks of shortfall in the core-competency subject matter identified in MPP/MPA Core Competencies.  

Professional Program Features: The Crawford School website references a wide array of practice-oriented activities, including the following research units: Australia-Japan Research Centre; Australia-South Asia Research Centre; Asia Pacific Network for Environmental Governance; Australian Centre for Biosecurity and Environmental Economics; Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis; Centre for Climate Economics and Policy; Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament; Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy; Children's Policy Centre; China Economy Program; Development Policy Centre; East Asian Bureau of Economic Research; HC Coombs Policy Forum; Indonesia Project; Poverty Research Centre; Social Policy Institute; South Asian Bureau of Economic Research; Tax and Transfer Policy Institute; and the National Security College (NSC)

Program Summary

Website: https://crawford.anu.edu.au/

University: Australian National University

Location: Canberra, Australia

Degree: Master of Public Policy (MPP); Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Marketing Approach: "Crawford School is the Australian National University’s public policy school, serving and influencing Australia, Asia and the Pacific through advanced policy research, graduate and executive education, and policy impact." (At https://crawford.anu.edu.au/about_crawford/, retrieved 4 January 2014).

Degrees Awarded per Year: TBD [Information will be requested from the School]

Academic Unit within University: The Crawford School of Public Policy is one of four schools within the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

Related Academic Units and Degrees: Other Public Policy related programs at the Crawford School include: Master of Climate Change; Master of Environmental Management and Development; Master of Environmental and Resource Economics; Master of International and Development Economics; Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, Master of Natural Hazards and Disasters.  Other public policy related programs at the ANU include: Master of Diplomacy; Master of Economic Policy; Master of Government & Commercial Law; Master of Health Economics; Master of Public Health; Graduate Diploma in Public Administration; Graduate Certificate in Public Policy; Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.  The programs are listed at https://crawford.anu.edu.au/degree_programs/content/graduate_programs_as.php.

Posted Tuition: $28,683 tuition fees per year for MPP and MPA domestic students entering in 2014 (at https://crawford.anu.edu.au/pdf/brochures/2013/crawford_school_brochure_web.pdf). Note 1: $33,180 tuition fees per year for MPP and MPA international students.

Concentration/Curriculum Overview:  

The Master of Public Policy combines theory and practice to equip you with the tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis, including design, advocacy, and evaluation, as well as building political and program management capabilities. Students can also enrol in the Master of Public Policy specialising in: Policy Analysis; Development Policy; Economic Policy; Social Policy; Industry Strategy; International Policy.

The Master of Public Administration degree is designed for those professionally engaged in government and other policy-related organisations or activities who require a qualification in public administration rather than public policy. The degree provides students with a range of opportunities for advanced investigation of the analytical skills, public policies and organisational practices appropriate for public administration and managing program outcomes.

Degree Requirements

Summary (MPP): In this 1-year degree program, the MPP requires the completion of 48 units, which must include: 24 units from completion of compulsory courses, and 24 units from the completion of elective courses. Note 1: Most courses are 6 units, or one semester equivalent.

Summary (MPA): In this 1-year degree program, the MPA requires the completion of 48 units, which must include: 24 units from completion of compulsory courses, 6 units from completion of one of five specific elective courses, and 18 units from other elective courses.

Duration (MPP and MPA) : 1 year full time

Academic Prerequisite: For the MPP and MPA, Australian Bachelor Honours degree or Graduate Diploma in a cognate area with an average of at least 65% or Graduate Certificate in a cognate area with an average of 75%, plus at least three years’ work experience in a public sector or related environment.

Number of One-Semester-Equivalent Courses Required for Completion: MPP and MPA: 8.

Number of Required Courses: MPP: 4. MPA: 5.

Number of Electives Typically Taken (difference between above two entries): MPP: 4. MPA: 3.

Number of Electives Offered within Program: MPP: 28. MPA: 29. Note 1: One of the MPA compulsory courses requires the selection of one course from a list of five.  Each of the five courses is also included in the electives list by the school.

Comprehensive Examination: No.

Thesis Required: No.  MPA Students can take the elective course POGO8035: Research Project to produce a research paper.

Internship Required: No.  

International Study Required: No. 

Co-curricular Activities Supportive to Degree

Professional Development and Career Support: Academic counselling is offered to ensure that students select the courses that will help them to achieve academic and career goals.

Student-run Journal: No.

Applied Projects:  No.

Pro Bono Consulting: No.

Courses Offered: A list of 2013-2014 compulsory and elective courses for the MPP were previously found at: http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7102XMPUBP. A list of 2013-2014 compulsory and elective courses for the MPA were previously found at: http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7808XMPA. In the Course Map below, required courses are indicated by (R).

Course Material Online: Short course descriptions, but few if any syllabi are available to the public online.

Instructional Distribution (PEACO Profile) for the Crawford MPP: The distribution of instruction offered, based on the course assignments to subjects in the Course Map below, weighted by estimated enrolment based on the number of elective courses as described in the note on the PEACO Algorithm is set out below.

 
ANU ANU
MPA-1 MPP-1
Curricular Type Parameters
Number of Courses Required for Graduation 8.0 8.0
Math-Economics Subjects (EA, QM, Macro, Fin Markets) 5.2% 18.6%
Policy-Oriented Subjects 68.2% 74.9%
Management-Oriented Subjects 31.8% 25.1%
Enrolment-Adjusted Course Distribution
Analysis and Skill Subjects 53.1% 39.7%
  - Policy and Management Analysis 18.6% 5.2%
  - Economic Analysis 3.9% 17.3%
    - Quantitative  and Analytic Methods 16.0% 16.0%
  - Leadership and Communication Skills 14.7% 1.3%
Institutions and Context Subjects 10.4% 23.8%
  - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process 2.6% 16.0%
  - Ethics, Rights and Accountability 2.6% 2.6%
  - Socioeconomic, Political, and Global Contexts 5.2% 5.2%
Management Function Subjects 3.9% 3.9%
  - Public Financial Management 2.6% 2.6%
  - Evaluation and Performance Measurement 1.3% 1.3%
  - Other Management Functions  0.0% 0.0%
Policy Sector Subjects 32.6% 32.6%
  - Macroeconomic Policy 1.3% 1.3%
  - International Development 7.8% 7.8%
  - Health 2.6% 2.6%
  - Other Policy Sectors 20.8% 20.8%
                              Total 100% 100%
Competency Gap Analysis (in Course-Weeks of Instruction)
Course-Weeks in Core Subjects taken by Typical Student 70 70
Surplus or Shortfall Relative to Core Competency Requirement
  - Policy and Management Analysis (CCR = 18 course-weeks) 0 -13
  - Economic Analysis (CCR = 12) -8 5
  - Quantitative Methods (CCR = 12) -12 -12
  - Analytic Methods (CCR = 6) 9 9
  - Leadership Skills (CCR = 9) 5 -8
  - Communication Skills (CCR = 3 courses) -3 -3
  - Democratic Institutions and Policy Process (CCR = 18) -15 -3
  - Ethics, Rights and Accountability (CCR = 6 courses) -3 -3
  - Socioeconomic and Political Context (CCR = 6) -6 -6
  - Global Context (CCR = 3) 2 2
  - Public Financial Management (CCR = 6) -3 -3
  - Evaluation and Performance Measurement (CCR = 6) -5 -5
  - Human Resource Management (CCR = 3) -3 -3
  - Information and Technology Management (CCR = 3) -3 -3
  - Macroeconomic Policy (CCR = 6) -5 -5
  - Environment and Sustainability (CCR = 3) 1 1
Subject-Matter Shortfall for Typical Student (Sum of Shortfalls)  -67 -67
Additional Parameters
Total Courses Listed 49 49
Courses Designated as Required (inc. Specialization Reqs) 4.0 4.0
Archetypal Public Affairs Subjects (P&MA, EA, QM, DI&PP) 25.1% 38.4%
Archetypal International Affairs Subjects (I&GC, ID, DS&FR) 14.3% 14.3%
 

Source: At http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7808XMPA; https://crawford.anu.edu.au/degree_programs/content/master/pad.php; https://crawford.anu.edu.au/degree_programs/content/master/pogo.php; https://crawford.anu.edu.au/about_crawford/; https://crawford.anu.edu.au/; http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/7102XMPUBP; https://crawford.anu.edu.au/pdf/brochures/2013/crawford_school_brochure_web.pdf (accessed 10 January 2014).

Page Created By: Laura Davidson on 11 January 2014 and updated by Ian Clark 3 April 2014 and Dave Marshall on 3 April 2015 and Ian Clark on 5 May 2015. 

ANU Crawford Former (1-year) MPP and MPA Course Map
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Analysis and Skills

 Policy and Management Analysis

  POGO8032: Comparative Public Sector Management (MPA: R)
  POGO8056: People and Performance in Public Organisations
  POGO8055: Case Studies in Public Sector Management
  POGO8083: Policy Advocacy

 Economic Analysis

  CRWF8004: Case Studies in Economic Policy
  IDEC8081: The Economics of Incentives and Institutions
  POGO8081: Economics for Government (MPP: R)

 Quantitative Methods

 Analytic Methods

  IDEC8088: Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis
  POGO8096: Research Methods (MPP:R; MPA:R)

 Leadership Skills

  POGO8111: Public Sector Leadership (MPA: R)

 Communication Skills

 Multiple Subjects

  CRWF 8000: Government, Markets and Global Change (MPP:R, MPA:R)
  CRWF8004: Case Studies in Economic Policy
  POGO8035: Research Project

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  POGO8082: Political Institutions and Policy Processes (MPP:R)
  POGO8101: Policy Process and Analysis

 Social and Political Context

 Ethics, Rights and Accountability

  POGO8021: Public Sector Ethics
  POGO8076: Corruption and Anti-Corruption

 Intergovernmental and Global Context

  EURO8003: The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective
  INTR8013: International Political Economy 1
  POGO8045: International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future
  POLS8032: Globalization - the Interaction of Economics & Politics

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

 
POGO8057: Managing Government Finances
 
POGO8080: Organisational Finance and Budgeting

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

 
ANTH8028: Introduction to Social Impact Studies

 Human Resource Management

 Information Management and Technology

 Local Government Management

 Regulatory Policy and Management

 Nonprofit Management and Advocacy

Policy Sectors

 Macroeconomic Policy

  IDEC8014: Banking, Finance and Monetary Policy in the Asia Pacific Region

 International Development

  ANTH8009: Development in Practice
  IDEC8009: Trade, Development and the Asia Pacific Economy
  IDEC8022: Economic Development
  POGO8004: Poverty Reduction
  POGO8095: Development Policy & Practice
  IDEC8021: The Chinese Economy

 Public Finance and Social Policy

  POGO8025: Social Policy Analysis
  POGO8044: Global Social Policy
  POGO8084: Principles of Social Policy
  POGO8099: Community & Social Policy
  POGO8085: Implementing Social Policy

 Health

  MEDI8203: Introduction to Health Policy and Administration
  POGO8029: Health Policy in a Globalising World

 Education

  DEMO8045: Education and Labour Force

 Employment, Labour and Immigration

 Cities, Urban and Regional Development

 Environment and Sustainability

  CRWF8006: International Climate Change Policy & Economics
  CRWF8014: Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics
  CRWF8003: International Water Politics

 Agriculture and Resources

  CRWF8016: Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

 Science, Technology and Innovation

 Industry, Trade and Investment

  POGO8015: Services & Investment Policy
  CRWF8011: The Global Trading System

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

  CRWF8009: Energy Politics and Governance
  CRWF8017: Energy Economics

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

  NSPO8007: National Security: Concepts & Challenges

 Policing and Justice Administration

  ANTH8032: Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

 Arts and Culture

 Financial Markets


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