Public Health (Advanced)

Australian National University

Master On Campus
24 months
48000 AUD/year
33600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Health (Advanced) program at the Australian National University real experience in public health through core courses designed to give you the skills you need and electives that suit your interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.


Improve the health of future populations with the globally-focussed ANU Master of Public Health.

Through this Public Health (Advanced) program at the Australian National University, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary public health issues, and learn practical techniques for analysing public health problems.

    Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and apply an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological, and societal determinants of health and disease.
  • Understand the factors affecting the aetiology, incidence, and prevalence of major health problems in populations
  • Understand the factors affecting the need, demand, and use of health care and public health services
  • Critically read and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research findings contained in medical, public health and social science journals.
  • Apply analytic tools to defining and describing public health problems.
  • Demonstrate creativity, inquisitiveness, and evidence-based rigour in the application of public health problem-solving skills.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
  • Integrate knowledge and research methods skills to address a research question.
  • Apply advanced research methods skills through a sustained piece of scholarship.

Employment Opportunities

The Master of Public Health is designed for health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for management; graduates wanting a qualification in public health practice; and health administrators and policy workers needing a qualification to assist their career.  

Master of Public Health graduates can use the program as a stepping stone into global health or medicine, including with the World Health Organisation. Some choose to specialise as epidemiologists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research
  • Spatial Population Data Analysis
  • Global Population Health
  • Health Promotion and Protection
  • Analysis of Public Health Data
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Public Health Surveillance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




96 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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: 082347E

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


  • ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
  • Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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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