Master of Public Policy

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

This program reflects the latest debates, issues and approaches to global, national and local policy making and development. Students will explore and develop frameworks for issues such as: evidence-based policy and practice global governance equity public sector reform. Graduates work as policy makers, advocates and managers in human service organisations, government and non-government organisations, and increasingly in the private and corporate sector.

Designed for

Policy actors and managers working in government, community sector organizations


192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points). This program is primarily taught through evening classes during the week, with some courses delivered through intensive full-day workshops. Students will explore the links between evidence, policy and practice and learn to determine the ways in which contemporary ideas and practices enable, shape and limit public policy reform.


  • Economics for policy
  • Governance
  • Policy making
  • Program management and evaluation
  • Social and political theory
  • Sociology

Standard entry requirements

An Australian undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience may also be considered. Applicants applying for entry on the basis of work experience must include with their application a CV and direct applicant statement detailing their experience.

Study pathways

Applicants successfully completed one of the following qualifications majoring in politics, sociology or social work will be eligible for exemptions. Applicants with a bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters degree qualification majoring in a different discipline may also be eligible for exemption of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City Domestic: $48,000
International: $63,360
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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