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31200 AUD/year
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If you're a health professional and you're ready to take the next step in your career, the Master of Public Health from James Cook University is designed for you.

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While completing core subjects of this Master of Public Health from James Cook University , you'll have a lot of flexibility in selecting elective subjects so you can tailor your course to fit your career aspirations.

As a JCU Masters student, you can choose whether you prefer to complete your Masters by undertaking individual coursework subjects, or if a Masters incorporating a substantial research component suits your career goals better. 

This is particularly relevant for those of you who are considering undertaking doctoral level research (a Doctor of Public Health or a Doctor of Philosophy) following completion of your Master’s degree.


A career in Public Health is both challenging and rewarding, and there is high demand for professionals to work in regional, rural and remote locations both within and outside Australia - a special focus of studies at JCU. As an example, you could develop a career in government, healthcare and training sectors. Your role might be in:

  • Community health
  • Health education
  • Tropical public health management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings
  • Empowerment and Change
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Human Parasitology
  • Social Science in Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
94 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS: 040170F
  • Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.
  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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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