Get ahead in your career with a Master's Degree from Australia's No. 1 international university

Policy. Technology. Management. Carnegie Mellon University is the only place to get all three. The Public Policy and Management program at Carnegie Mellon gives you skills that simply cannot be matched by any other school of public policy, school of management, or school offering purely technical training.

Lead with impact, backed by a Carnegie Mellon degree

You will gain crucial strengths in quantitative management and evidence-based problem-solving, as well as effective communication and strategic thinking. This combination of abilities will position you to use data, technology, and smart policy to make the world a better place.

With a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University, you will come out ready to use your skills to lead impactful, meaningful change.

Ranked no. 8 in Policy Analysis

Ranked no. 1 in Analytics Education

Ranked no. 28 in the world

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Downer-Rann Scholarship

60% scholarship awarded to to talented and meritorious individuals who seek to enhance their careers in the fields of public policy, information technology, cybersecurity and data analytics.
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Merit-based Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $10,000 awarded to exceptional students joining the MSPPM program on the basis of academic and/or professional achievement.
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Meet our students

Carnegie Mellon attracts some of the best and brightest minds from across the globe.

Dr Pallave Dasari (MSPPM, 2018)

Research Development Coordinator at the Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide

Dr Pallave Dasari studied a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management to be better equipped to address the challenges to translating research outcomes.

A Research Development Coordinator at the Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Pallave couples the skills she has gained from her Master's degree from CMU-A with her PhD in Philosophy from Flinders University of South Australia and scientific background to further advance her career. With over 22 scientific publications, Pallave was inducted into the inaugural "Superstars of STEM" program by Science and Technology Australia (STA) in 2017.

Michael Guy (MSPPM, 2020)

Senior Environmental Planner, SA Housing Authority

In 2016, Michael Guy was awarded the Downer Rann scholarship to pursue his Master of Science in Public Policy and Management. He also holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from Griffith University in Queensland.

Michael graduated from CMU-A in 2020 and has since moved on to the SA Housing Authority, where he is a Senior Planner within the Affordable Housing Team. “Strategic planning and policy skills developed at CMU have been highly relevant to my Senior Planner role, where I am required to develop strategies to address critical housing affordability issues in South Australia,” he says.

Samantha Stark (MSPPM, 2017)

Coordinator, National health and Performance Assessments with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory

Dr Samantha Stark completed her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management, in 2017 with a High Distinction. Samantha also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Biotechnology (1st Class Honours) from Flinders University of South Australia.

She is currently the Coordinator, National health and Performance Assessments with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory. Prior to this, Samantha was the Head of the National Referral Laboratory (SA Pathology), Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Digital Transformation and Analytics specialisation

12-Month Track: Public Policy & Management

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