List of Universities for Master of Public Health in Australia



University of Sydney

Location: Sydney
Duration: 1 year
Intake: March and July

The Master of Public Health course is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. Public health professionals are required to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues. This course emphasises a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors.

Students can study a wide range of evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. Students receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue.

Upon completing the Master of Public Health, students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the health sector and related industry and government organisations, as well as opportunities to further their learning via postgraduate research programmes (e.g. Master of Research and/or Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health).

Faculty/Course Overall score Section minimum*
Architecture, Design and Planning 7.0 6.0
Business 7.0 6.5
Law 7.0 6.0
Music 7.0 6.5
Nursing and Midwifery 7.0 7.0
Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies  7.0 6.5
All other faculties 6.5 6.0

* IELTS, IBT sections and PTE section minimums are: L-Listening, R-Reading, S-Speaking, W-Writing.



University of Queensland

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

The core courses of the International Public Health program ensure students gain the knowledge and skills required to work as public health professionals across a diverse range of populations, ethnicities, resource settings and countries:

  • Managing Global Disease Priorities
  • Health and Development
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Social Perspectives in Population Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Environmental Health

Students also choose from a wide range of elective courses that cover both traditional and emerging international public health issues such as:

  • Project Planning for International Health
  • Health Financing
  • Burden of Disease Analysis
  • Sexual, Reproductive and Child Health
  • Health Aspects of Disasters
  • Global Health Policy

In the last semester of a Masters degree, students complete a capstone course or undertake a project/ dissertation. This course, project or dissertation gives the student an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and competencies learned during the program to a particular international public health problem, relevant to their own plan of study.

Entry requirements for International students


(a) hold an approved degree equivalent to a 4-year degree; or (b) both (i) hold an approved 3-year degree; and (ii) have successfully completed at least 2 years of an approved graduate-entry medicine program.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ.


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