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.
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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 bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
- a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 1 year full-time equivalent relevant work experience in a healthcare setting, or
- a graduate certificate or graduate diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below)
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant disciplines include behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, counselling, dentistry and oral health, development studies, environmental health, epidemiology, exercise and nutrition science, exercise and sport science, food science, health economics, health management, health sciences, medicine and medical sciences, nursing, nutrition, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, science, sociology, speech therapy, and veterinary sciences.
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.