List of Universities for Master of Public Health in Australia


University of Western Sydney

Location: Sydney
Duration: 1, 1.5 or 2 years
Intake: Feb 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).


Edith Cowan University

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

This coursework degree caters to students who see themselves working on the frontline in responding to the world’s public health problems. In addition, it is designed for those who aspire to a career in the health and research sectors, including child and adolescent health, healthy aging, health protection and clinical health services, with a focus on program development and management.  The course provides students with an advanced skill set required for international professional best practice and it allows for some customisation of their study.


All applicants are required to have a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in health which includes some course-work in one or more of the following areas: social science, preventive medicine, community-based public health, community development, health promotion, health communication, or social marketing.
It is desirable that all applicants should also provide some evidence of having a history of commitment to the field of public health such as having written material on a public health issue for publication in the media or in a professional publication, being a member of a community or professional group dedicated to public health-related goals, volunteer or paid work in a community organisation that seeks to advance the interests of a disadvantaged population or equivalent.

English requirements

Test method Minimum requirement
Academic IELTS An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0
TOEFL Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better
TOEFL iBT Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17
Pearson Test of English (PTE) PTE Academic 64, with no score less than 58 for postgraduate standard entry courses
University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced] Pre-2015: A score between 58 – 66 with no less than ‘Borderline’ in any element of the test

Post-2015: An overall score of 176, with no individual band less than 169


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