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

$27,500.00* per year (more)
* 2024 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, 2024 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 24 June 2024

About this program

This program provides the necessary breadth and depth of public management skills to advance your career both within the public sector and in the increasingly important area of the private-public sector interface.

Experts from across the Griffith Business School teach into the program, drawing on a wide-range of discipline knowledge applied to both business and government contexts. The teaching team consists of academics with experience working in a variety of governmental roles and those at the cutting edge of public sector research and analysis.

A public administration qualification is globally recognised and this program is designed to fit around your busy professional and personal schedules.

This program includes a dissertation option. The dissertation can provide a pathway to a higher degree by research for candidates with the qualifying Grade Point Average (GPA).

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3210 Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis Online, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5580 Master of Public Administration (this program) Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4200 Graduate Diploma of Public Administration Online Exit point only

Note: Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Master of Public Administration program is offered online. Some courses will include optional in-person workshops and discussions. Students will access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.

My career opportunities

Master of Public Administration graduates can be found in a wide variety of occupations including political and policy advisers, public servants and public managers throughout federal, state and local government, as well as policy specialists in a variety of non-government organisations. These may include industry organisations and lobby groups both nationally and internationally, consultants to the private sector, and in high profile positions in large private sector firms who conduct large amounts of valuable business with the public sector.

Pathways to further study

Completion of the Dissertation pathway in the Master of Public Administration program may provide a pathway to Higher Degree by Research (HDR) study.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Public Administration (5580)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

Expenses associated with field trips and placements.