• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

The Master of Public Health from Australian Catholic University prepares graduates to practice with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.

ACU’s MPH allows students to develop advanced and specialised knowledge across the discipline of public health, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, rigorous intellectual inquiry, innovation and thought leadership, and effective communication and advocacy skills.

ACU’s MPH curriculum was designed around the the Foundation Competencies for MPH Graduates in Australia and the requirements of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (for medical practitioners specialising in public health). Other international competency and practice standards and competency frameworks have also informed ACU’s curriculum design.

Career

A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates of Master of Public Health programs in Australia. According to a recent public health workforce study, these opportunities are typically within the public or not-for-profit sector; however, one-quarter of Master of Public Health graduates are employed in the private sector.

Approximately half of all Master of Public Health graduates are employed within the health sector, with others finding opportunities within education, government and services sectors.

Managerial, analytical and program-/project-based roles are common destinations for Master of Public Health graduates. For many health practitioners, particularly medical practitioners or registered nurses, an Master of Public Health degree expands their career opportunities within their existing field (eg different roles or modes of practice).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Sciences Research
  • Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice
  • History and Principles of Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 089309K

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:

  • An undergraduate degree (or higher) in health or related discipline; and either:
  • A grade point average of 5.5 (in 7 point scale) in the health degree in point 1, and a letter demonstrating commitment to public health to the satisfaction of the course coordinator; or
  • Have successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health; or
  • A minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field), including Honours or other postgraduate study in health; or
  • Suitable practical experience in public health, global health or humanitarian assistance to the satisfaction of the course coordinator.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19488 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19488 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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