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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

A deep understanding of Natural Resource Management (NRM) is crucial to the effective management of the system.

Short course or microcredential

How to develop strategy in a complex and uncertain landscape No longer can we develop plans, implement them and expect that we get the anticipated results.

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
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 knew I really cared about climate change but I didn’t know which aspect I wanted to focus on”.

Caitlin Sears

  • Student Stories
“I knew I really cared about climate change but I didn’t know which aspect I wanted to focus on”.

Caitlin Sears

  • Student Stories
While finishing my bachelors I considered looking for work in forestry or the public service before deciding on Crawford.

Scott Thomson

  • Student Stories
While finishing my bachelors I considered looking for work in forestry or the public service before deciding on Crawford.

Scott Thomson

  • 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 knew I really cared about climate change but I didn’t know which aspect I wanted to focus on”.

Caitlin Sears

  • Student Stories
“I knew I really cared about climate change but I didn’t know which aspect I wanted to focus on”.

Caitlin Sears

  • Student Stories
While finishing my bachelors I considered looking for work in forestry or the public service before deciding on Crawford.

Scott Thomson

  • Student Stories
While finishing my bachelors I considered looking for work in forestry or the public service before deciding on Crawford.

Scott Thomson


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. 

Why you should study at the Crawford School of Public Policy

Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University is Asia and the Pacific’s leading graduate public policy school. Staff and students at the School play an essential role in shaping public policy through research, education and policy engagement. 

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. 

Why you should study at the Crawford School of Public Policy

Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University is Asia and the Pacific’s leading graduate public policy school. Staff and students at the School play an essential role in shaping public policy through research, education and policy engagement.