List of Universities for Master of Public Health in Australia


University of Wollongong

Location: Wollongong
Duration: 1.5 years
Intake: Feb and July

The Master of Public Health Advanced is a flexible degree designed to give students a broad introduction to public health while equipping them with the skills and knowledge to define, critically assess and resolve public health issues within a community.

Students who decide not to complete the Master of Public Health Advanced have the option to exit early with a Master of Public Health or an appropriate Graduate Certificate

The flexible and interest driven program allows students to develop, analyse and implement policy, plan and evaluate health services and programs whilst catering for their individual career goals. The program is structured in a manner that responds to the constantly changing health and social issues both at the local and international level. The following specialisations are available:

  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Health Informatics
  • Research Skills and Applications
  • Major Project


Deakin University

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

This postgraduate degree is perfect for medical professionals, allied health workers and clinicians who are looking for ‘bigger picture’ approaches that improve the health of individuals, populations, the environment and communities. The Master of Public Health focuses on improving existing health-promoting environments, identifying public health priorities, generating initiatives for policy and action, and developing strategies and interventions to ensure equity in the health system.

The degree’s flexible structure (half core, half elective) allows you to tailor your degree across a number of career pathways to suit your interests and career aspirations. Career pathways are offered in six areas: applied research, environments for health, health economics and management, health promotion and community development, public health nutrition, public health practice.

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in anydiscipline OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent).


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Griffith University

Location: Brisbane
Duration: 1.5 years
Intake: Feb and July

This program helps you to develop and further your career in public health practice, research and/or management. It allows you to re-orientate your work interests in health to disease prevention and health promotion and is widely recognised both nationally and internationally as the public health credential for careers in public health.

These programs focus on the socio-ecological model of public health that emphasises and analyses the important interactions between the social, biological, economic and environmental determinants of health. They enable you to apply this analytical skill set to plan, implement and evaluate population based interventions that protect and promote health.

The program has a strong focus on international health and provides you with the opportunity to focus your public health studies by selecting a range of electives in areas such as public health nutrition, health promotion, climate change, international health, environmental health, and health services management.


The Master of Public Health offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, related discipline 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Bachelor Honours, related discipline 
Graduate Certificate, related discipline
Graduate Diploma, related discipline
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing or credit)

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.


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James Cook University

Location: Townsville & Cairns
Duration: 1.5 years
Intake: Feb and July

If you’re a health professional and you’re ready to take the next step in your career, James Cook University’s (JCU) 1.5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Master of Public Health (MPH) is designed for you. While completing core subjects, you’ll have a lot of flexibility in selecting elective subjects so you can tailor your course to fit your career aspirations. This course will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge to detect, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases ensuring safe and healthy environments for tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

Entry requirements

Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience. Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

English Language Requirements for Students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds


Band 1

Band 2

Band 3a

Band 3b

Band 3c


(no component lower than 6.0)


(no component lower than 6.0)


(no component lower than 6.5)


(with 7.0 in three components and 6.5 in one component)


(no component lower than 7.0)


(paper based)


(plus minimum Test of Written Englishscore of 4.5)


(plus minimum Test of Written Englishscore of 4.5)


(plus minimum Test of Written English score of



(plus minimum Test of Written English score of 5.5)


(plus minimum Test of Written English score of 5.5)


(internet based)


(minimum writing score of 19)


(minimum writing score of 21)


(minimum writing score of 23)


(minimum writing score of 23)


(minimum writing score of 23)

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