Master of Science in Public Policy and Management - 12 month track

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia

This program is tailored for students seeking to assume positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector. The program combines a comprehensive public policy and management curriculum with an industry based System Synthesis Project, these real-world components of the program provide students with work-experience and industry knowledge to advance their careers and to further differentiate them in the competitive global market. Students will understand how to produce and analyse data after sound policy advice, and make effective management decisions. They will look beyond traditional paradigms looking to innovative solutions to problems. Students can also undertake a specialisation in Digital Transformation and Analytics

Course Fee:

Australian: $48,384
International: $78,960

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree; 3 years professional work experience; IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); GMAT (min 600) or GRE (min 300) or online Maths test (min 75%).


The one-year track requires 168 units: 138 units of core courses (including an industry-based project); 30 units of elective courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Public policy; Management; Digital transformation; Analytics

Who for:

Professionals in the field of public, non-profit and private sectors

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02696B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Adelaide No info No Part time 2 years
Adelaide No info No Full time 1 year
Carnegie Mellon University is an American university established in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia forms part of Carnegie Mellon's global footprint which includes campuses in Silicon Valley, Rwanda and Qatar. Carnegie Mellon Australia combines an American degree with an Australian experience. Located in Adelaide, the Carnegie Mellon Australia campus is home to students from over 20 countries.

Carnegie Mellon students study an innovative curriculum, combined with global case studies, providing a firm foundation in theory, with a focus on practical skills delivered through industry projects, internships and convocations.

Carnegie Mellon Australia offers two internationally-ranked master degrees, offered as 12 months and 21 months full-time (or part-time equivalent) programs. The 21 months track includes a compulsory 400-hour internship and an optional semester exchange in Pittsburgh: par - Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Technology Management) par - Master of Science in Information Technology (Business Intelligence and Data Analytics)par - Master of Science in Public Policy and Management

Two 21 months full-time global programs are also available; a Master of Information Systems Management and a Master of Science in Public Policy Management. Students study their 1st and 2nd study periods in Adelaide and 3rd and 4th in Pittsburgh.

Provider CRICOS: 02696B

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