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Public Health, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #287 (QS) Palmerston North, New Zealand| Online
The Master of Public Health is a research-focused qualification where you will be able to do your own research under the supervision of experienced public health researchers.


The programme emphasises applied research and practical experience. You will be able to conduct research relevant to your public health work, interests and experiences, building on the knowledge learned through your Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health.

With the Master of Public Health, you will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the public health research literature, reason and act independently in your professional life, and undertake collaborative research within interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Public Health Intervention Management
  • Public Health Research and Evaluation
  •  Epidemiology and Statistics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To gain entry to the Master of Public Health programme, you must have met one of the following entry pathways:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree in the health sciences; Students will complete the full 240 credits for Parts One and Two as specified in the schedule.
  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and have relevant professional experience; Students will complete at least 180 credits, including Parts one and Two as specified in the schedule.
  • Have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health and achieved a minimum ‘B’ grade average. Students entering through this pathway must complete at least 60 credits from Part Two and select the balance of courses from the Part One schedule.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35070 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7185 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7185 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Palmerston North

  • 1100 - 2100 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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


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