24 months
27600 AUD/year
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The Master of Public Health (Online) at La Trobe University will give you important foundations in systems thinking, epidemiology, policy and research methods. Learn how to gather, interpret and leverage health data to create a healthier society. Understand the key principles of promotion, protection and prevention. Develop your research skills and learn how to influence our health systems.

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There's never been a more important time to learn about the power of public health.

With an ever-increasing need for public health initiatives to prevent and protect the community from diseases, the world needs skilled professionals who understand contemporary public health research and practice.

And you don't need a health background to pursue an in-demand career in public health. 

You'll gain the skills you need to work in health systems around the world. By developing a global and multidisciplinary approach, you'll gain an understanding of public health that can genuinely influence the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Career outcomes

The Master of Public Health (Online) at La Trobe University  will equip you to work in a variety of health-related roles. Graduate ready to apply for roles including:

  • Senior policy officer
    • Collaborate with a range of stakeholders from government, private sector and community.
    • Develop policy, briefings and project plans to implement best practice policy and improve people's quality of life.
  • Health project manager
    • Design and manage health projects through to completion.
    • Lead your team, negotiate with stakeholders, gain approvals, assess risks and manage budgets in line with expectations.
  • Researcher
    • Research public health problems to find solutions, recommend interventions, change policies and improve professional practice.
  • Evaluation officer
    • Conduct research to inform projects.
    • Design studies using qualitative and quantitative research.
    • Contribute to reports and communicate your research findings.

Programme Structure

You'll learn:

  • Systems thinking
    • Understand how the systems in our society are intrinsically linked to the health of individual people.
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
    • Learn how to gather and interpret health data, and improve health outcomes for your community.
  • Approaches to public health
    • Understand how theoretical principles can help you solve public health problems.
  • Policy and practice
    • Learn how to create policies that can improve health outcomes and develop practices that promote better health in your community.
  • Leadership
    • Develop the confidence to lead public health initiatives.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Some courses could close early if all offers have been made.




240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Provider Code Number 00115M

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.

  • 240 credit point pathway (2 years): 
Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent).
  • 180 credit point pathway – COGNATE ENTRY (18 months):
Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) in a health related field.
  • 120 credit point pathway – COGNATE ENTRY (12 months):
Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) plus honours in a health related field.

Tuition Fee

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    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 24 months.


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