MSPPM 21-Month Track

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management 21-month Track

Duration 21 months full-time
Location Adelaide
Professional Work Experience Not required
Internship Required
Intakes January and August

(CRICOS: 056555B)

This program is tailored for individuals seeking to boost their career in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, and the private sector.

Customised for students with little or no work experience, the program combines a comprehensive public policy and management curriculum with a compulsory 10-12 week internship program.

Pittsburgh Exchange

An exchange in Pittsburgh will enable you to continue your rigorous professional development while pursuing complementary courses within the broader context of Carnegie Mellon University and Heinz College.

Students enrolled in our 21-month MSIT and MSPPM programs may participate in the exchange program for one study period but must spend their first and last study periods in Adelaide.

To be eligible, you must be in good financial standing with the university and have a cumulative QPA of 3.3 or higher.

Degree Structure

The program comprises 198 units: 138 units of core courses and 60 units of electives. 

Full-time students complete the program over five study periods (21 months).

For successful completion, you must complete the requisite coursework and internship components and achieve a cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0.

Elective Courses

The electives below represent a selection of those that have been offered in the past. It is provided in order to give an indication of the type of electives that may be available in the future. However, this part of the syllabus is constantly evolving and students need to be guided by the list of the current electives shown in the course schedule. Elective courses will be offered in a variety of areas related to the technology and business of information and communication technology. These courses will be offered by resident faculty as well as by faculty from other CMU campuses through short-term visits and distance learning.

Code Course Units
90-882 Behavioral Economics in Public Policy 12
94-803 Consulting Lab 6
91-855 Financial Management 12
90-811 Foundations of Social Innovation and Enterprise 6
94-810 Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Systems 6
90-713 Policy and Politics an International Perspective 12
91-843 Power And Influence 6
90-789 Sustainable Community Development 12
90-847 The Panama Papers, Grand Corruption and Law Enforcement 12

Entry Requirements

Detailed information on CMU-A's entry requirements can be found at: 

Fees and Scholarships

Detailed information on CMU's fees and scholarships can be found at:

Other Related Information 

International students enrolled in the 21-month track may be eligible to apply for the Post Study Work Visa after completion of their degree.

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