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Crawford School of Public Policy

About Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU Crawford School of Public Policy delivers high-quality education across a range of postgraduate degree programs relevant to national and international policy, with diverse and academically distinguished lecturers whose research and practice inform teaching. They pride in working closely with their students to become critical thinkers and effective leaders and aspire to influence public policy, working in local, national, regional and global contexts. At Crawford School, you can build on your undergraduate degree and specialise in your area of interest across key policy issues including:

Economics

  • environmental and resources economics and policy
  • international and development economics and policy

Resource, Environment and Development

  • climate change and policy
  • environmental management and development policy

Policy and Governance

  • public policy
  • public administration
  • economic policy
  • environment and public policy
  • foreign and defence policy
  • global development policy
  • health policy
  • indigenous and development policy
  • integrity and anti-corruption
  • international policy
  • policy analysis
  • policy communication
  • population change
  • public finance
  • regulation policy
  • social policy
  • social research methods

National Security

  • national security policy

At Australia's leading university in Canberra, the heart of the Australian Government, Crawford School—a place where you will be inspired and challenged to enhance your professional future and achieve your academic and career goals—offers learning at the cutting edge of research and globally informed perspectives on Australian policy and government.

Crawford School works closely with national and international research organisations, institutes, and governments. They host eminent scholars and practitioners from around the world for public lectures, seminars and workshops, giving our students ready access to a broad and varied public policy community.

Applying for postgraduate study

Apply directly online. You should receive a reply within 5 working days. For assistance, please email at crawford.enquiries@anu.edu.au.

Available programs

Economics

Policy and Governance

Resources, Environment and Development

National Security

Featured programs

Courses

Featured Courses

Graduate Certificate

All of these courses incorporate research-based assessment activities and each draw on case studies that utilise current ANU research often by the convenors themselves who are world leaders in their fields.

Short course or microcredential

Course participants will develop an understanding of the key insights from economics and how they can be applied in policy and government settings. See related courses: Beginner's guide to microeconomics for the public sector and Beginner's guide to macroeconomics for the public sector.

Short course or microcredential

What if you could help people make good life decisions through a little 'nudge'? As policymakers, encouraging people to make the right choices about their health, wealth and overall well-being can be challenging.

Featured Scholarships


ANU provides a fee discount available for all domestic students for its Graduate Certificate programs (to substitute the previous ANU Short Course Scholarships).
A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) can save you a significant amount of money on your tuition fees, in some cases more than 50 per cent on the cost of full-fee graduate study.

Student Stories


  • Student Stories
I am not currently studying, but hoping to do a doctorate degree sometime soon!

Jasmin Logg-Scarvell

  • Student Stories
I am not currently studying, but hoping to do a doctorate degree sometime soon!

Jasmin Logg-Scarvell

  • Student Stories
My journey studying at Crawford has been an excellent, interesting, and fantastic.

Paul Mugambi

  • Student Stories
My journey studying at Crawford has been an excellent, interesting, and fantastic.

Paul Mugambi

  • Student Stories
I am studying here at the ANU, Crawford School with the Australia Awards Scholarship.

Jahidul Islam

  • Student Stories
I am studying here at the ANU, Crawford School with the Australia Awards Scholarship.

Jahidul Islam

  • Student Stories
I am not currently studying, but hoping to do a doctorate degree sometime soon!

Jasmin Logg-Scarvell

  • Student Stories
I am not currently studying, but hoping to do a doctorate degree sometime soon!

Jasmin Logg-Scarvell

  • Student Stories
My journey studying at Crawford has been an excellent, interesting, and fantastic.

Paul Mugambi

  • Student Stories
My journey studying at Crawford has been an excellent, interesting, and fantastic.

Paul Mugambi

  • Student Stories
I am studying here at the ANU, Crawford School with the Australia Awards Scholarship.

Jahidul Islam

  • Student Stories
I am studying here at the ANU, Crawford School with the Australia Awards Scholarship.

Jahidul Islam


Videos


Course Review: ANU Master of Public Policy - Stephen Priest

Stephen Priest is an Assistant Director at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. He is studying a Masters of Public Policy while working full time.

Claire Woo | Master of Public Policy

Claire Woo is studying a Master of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU in Canberra. Learn more about her life as a student, about the course and about Crawford School. 

Course Review: ANU Master of Public Policy - Stephen Priest

Stephen Priest is an Assistant Director at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. He is studying a Masters of Public Policy while working full time.

Claire Woo | Master of Public Policy

Claire Woo is studying a Master of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU in Canberra. Learn more about her life as a student, about the course and about Crawford School.