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Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered applicants must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent OR
  • An undergraduate degree and one of the following Graduate Certificates from the University of Melbourne, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%:
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation,
  • Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health,
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology,
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health, or
  • Graduate Certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance; and
  • Public health and health-related work experience, as evidenced by a CV provided by the candidate.

Months of entry

February

Course content

The Master of Public Health offers students the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge required for a career in public health practice. Within the course students are exposed to the core foundations of public health theory and practice and also have the opportunity to specialise in the advanced public health training streams offered through the University of Melbourne. The Master of Public Health programs at the University of Melbourne is delivered by academic staff with extensive experience and depth of knowledge, who are leaders in their chosen fields of public health.
The Master of Public Health has three components:
  • The core component includes up to six subjects that provide students with a rigorous, multidisciplinary foundation in public health theory and practice, that is essential to all aspects of public health practice;
  • The specialist component offers students the opportunity to focus on one or more key fields in public health and gain the skills and knowledge required for practice in the area. Specialisations are offered in the fields of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Evaluation and Implementation Science; Gerontology; Global Health; Health, Gender and Society; Health Economics and Economic Evaluation; Health Policy, Systems and Practice, Indigenous Health; Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Sexual Health. The MD-MPH Specialisation is only available to students enrolled in the MD-MPH Intercalated degree.
  • The capstone experience offers students the opportunity to consolidate their specialist training and apply the knowledge gained in the course to real world scenarios. Students may apply to undertake a Research Project with an expert in their field; a Professional Practice placement with a recognised agency, institution or community organisation concerned with health; or capstone selective subjects.
This course is delivered in a mixed attendance mode (both on campus and online).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
University of Melbourne
Email
samantha.fossey@unimelb.edu.au
Phone
+61 3 9035 5511