Master of Public Administration

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$26,000.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher (4.5 GPA)


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2023 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 26 June 2023

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


To be eligible for the award of Master of Public Administration (MPA), a student must acquire 120 credit points including:

  • 70 credit points for core courses; and
  • 50 credit points for listed electives or dissertation courses.

To be eligible for the award of Master of Public Administration (MPA), students admitted with 40 credit points of advanced standing must acquire 80 credit points including:

  • 80 credit points from the listed courses.

This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words "This award was achieved with Distinction" will be recorded on the testamur.

Exit point

To be eligible to exit this Masters program with the Graduate Diploma of Public Administration award, a student must acquire 60 credit points of core courses and 20 credit points of electives. Note: Students who exit with the Graduate Diploma will not be eligible for re-admission to complete the Master of Public Administration.

To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Coursework).

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.