18 months
37960 AUD/year
28500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Take the next step in your health career by taking the Public Health MPH program from James Cook University. Tailor your course to fit your personal career aspirations with elective subjects or a substantial research component. 


Specialise in public health issues relevant to Australia, the Tropics, and to developing nations worldwide.

Draw on your knowledge of recent developments in tropical healthcare to make responsible, informed and ethical decisions. Use the knowledge and skills you acquire to effect meaningful change in public health.

Career Opportunities 

  • Graduates of the Public Health MPH program from James Cook University are equipped with specialist skills and are employed in a wide range of healthcare settings.
  • You could find employment in state and commonwealth government organisations, health care settings, community settings, non-profit and International organisations both within and beyond the health sector.
  • Roles can involve work that focuses on the protection of the health of the population, prevention of poor health outcomes and promotion of health and wellbeing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tropical Public Health
  • Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Communicable Disease Control 
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 040170F 

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning (Komvux) with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37960 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    28500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 AUD per year during 18 months.

Estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for domestic students for a full-time study load $8,610.00

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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