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List of Universities for Master of Public Health in Australia

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List of Universities for Master of Public Health in Australia

  1. University of Melbourne

  2. University of Sydney

  3. University of Queensland

  4. Monash University

  5. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

  6. University of Adelaide

  7. University of Western Australia

  8. Australian National University (ANU)

  9. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  10. University of Wollongong

  11. Deakin University

  12. Griffith University

  13. James Cook University

  14. La Trobe University

  15. Flinders University

  16. University of Western Sydney

  17. Edith Cowan University

University of Melbourne

Location: Melbourne
Duration: 2 years
Intake: Feb and July

The Melbourne MPH teaches students to recognize and seek to understand the social determinants of health and disease, the molecular basis of disease in populations, and the influence of physical, social and cultural environments. Prime emphasis is placed on the prevention of disease and injury and the promotion of health and wellbeing. The program maintains a strong focus on the systems and services that society puts in place to effect these aims, their efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and their impact on equity and social justice. The Melbourne MPH orients students towards future careers as leaders in public health and health care. It is ideal for graduates with a record of academic achievement who gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others and who aspire to leadership roles in public health. The program will appeal to those who want to move into the field of public health, as well as those who already work within a public health or health related field and are preparing for advancement in their organisation or field, or seeking to broaden their knowledge and skill set.

Most of our students specialise in one or more of the following key areas:

  • Ageing
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Gender and Women’s Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Program Evaluation
  • Health Economics & Economic Evaluation
  • Indigenous Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Social Science

In addition students consolidate their specialist training by undertaking a capstone experience which synthesizes knowledge integration allowing students to apply knowledge gained in the course to real world scenarios resulting in effective outcomes. Options include:

  • A Research Project with an expert in their field, or
  • A Professional Practice placement with a recognised agency,
  • institution or community organisation concerned with health, or
  • Further elective subjects


1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent; or
• at least 200 points of tertiary study in any discipline and at least five years of documented relevant health-related work experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance; and when relevant
• the health-related work experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
(a) Successful applicants with (i) an appropriate health professional degree, or (ii) an undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years of documented health related work experience may be granted 25 points of advanced standing.
(b) Successful applicants with (i) an undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years of documented public health related work experience, or (ii) an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline, or (iii) a Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be granted 50 points of advanced standing.
(c) Successful applicants with a Post Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline may be granted 100 points advanced standing.
(d) Students enrolled in the University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine (MD) may be permitted to enrol in the Master of Public Health after the completion of the third year of the MD and may receive 25 points of advanced standing. This pathway is not available to students who have already completed the MD.
(e) Quotas may be applied to both CSP and fee-based enrolments. 



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