Master of Public Health
Make your mark on a specific area of public health
Choose from six public health specialisations, including health promotion and Indigenous health. Then work on an advanced research project in that field, which could help you influence future policy. Complete an industry placement to further your experience.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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- Undertake a research project with close support from internationally respected teachers and academics.
- Study a comprehensive curriculum validated by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) – a world-leading accrediting body for public health master's programs.
- With options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, you can structure your study to suit your needs.
- Health promotion coordinator
- Public health nutritionist
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
- Public health medical registrar
- Research associate
- Digital health coordinator
- Primary health manager
- Policy and research officer
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a degree in a different discipline and have completed 1 year full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare setting; or
- the Graduate Certificate and/or a Graduate Diploma in Public Health from this university (or equivalent).
A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:
- Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Dentistry, Oral Health
- Development Studies
- Environmental Health
- Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
- Exercise and Sport Science
- Food Science
- Health Economics
- Health Management
- Medicine, Medical sciences
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Occupational Therapy
- Public Health or Health Sciences
- Speech Therapy
- Veterinary sciences.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
This program prepares health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines to define, critically assess and resolve public health and nutrition problems. Students can undertake this program in a variety of fields.
Students may complete the program entirely by coursework or may incorporate a project, or in certain instances a dissertation. Projects and dissertations may be completed within Australia or overseas. Any expenses incurred in undertaking the dissertation/project are the responsibility of the student. The Master of Public Health program is the first in Asia Pacific to have achieved Curriculum Validation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), one of the world's leading accrediting bodies for MPH programs. This validation confirms that the curriculum adheres to European standards for a modern comprehensive degree and contains the basic structure and core content expected from a Master of Public Health. Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students only as course offerings are limited in that semester.