School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Public Health Degrees

Which public health degree is right for me?

Master of Public Health (MPH) - 9045   8 courses (48 Units of Credit)
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  The MPH program provides preparation for education, research and service in all aspects of public health. It is designed to address the continuing education needs of specialists in public health as well as providing a general orientation to public health issues and methods for health professionals. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of knowledge and skills for research, professional practice and further learning.
         
Master of Public Health (MPH) Specialisation - 9045   8 courses (48 Units of Credit)
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  A specialisation allows students to complete a specialised program of study in their Masters degree by focussing their studies in areas where the School has considerable expertise.  It may incorporate a research project.
         

Master of Public Health (Extension) (MPH(Extn)) - 9046

  12 courses (72 Units of Credit)
1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time
  The MPH (Extension) is designed for students wishing to complete a Masters degree with a research component.  It could also provide a pathway for students seeking to apply for entry into a PhD program.
         
Graduate Diploma in Public Health (GradDipPH) - 5507   6 courses (36 Units of Credit)
1 year full-time; 1.5 years part-time
  The Graduate Diploma is designed to address the continuing education needs of specialists in public health as well as providing a general orientation to public health issues and methods for the health professions. It will benefit students returning to postgraduate study after a long period in the workforce by updating their skills and knowledge.
         

Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GradCertPH) - 7368

  4 courses (24 Units of Credit)
1 year part-time
  The Graduate Certificate provides preparation for education, research, and service in aspects of public health. It is designed for health professionals who wish to study in a short time frame and may be seeking to update their knowledge and skills. It will benefit students returning to postgraduate study after a long period in the workforce.
         

Dual Degree in Master of Public Health / Master of Health Management (MPH/MHM) - 9047

  12 courses (72 Units of Credit)
1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time
  The MPH/MHM Dual Degree will suit students wishing to complete two Masters degrees in the areas of Public Health and Health Management. It provides graduates with essential knowledge, skills and attributes to carry out senior managerial and leadership roles in population, clinical and departmental health services.
         
Dual Degree in Master of Public Health / Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence (MPH/MIDI) - 9059   12 courses (72 Units of Credit)
1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time
 

The Master of Public Health / Master of Infectious Disease Intelligence dual program is an innovative approach to postgraduate health education enabling candidates to gain a better understanding of infectious diseases in the era of new and emerging disease threats, and management approaches for the identification, assessment, prevention and control of infectious diseases.

         

Dual Degree in Master of International Public Health / Master of Public Health (MIPH/MPH) - 9043

  12 courses (72 Units of Credit)
1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time
  The MIPH/MPH Dual Degree will suit students wishing to complete two Masters degrees in the areas of International Public Health and Public Health. It provides graduates with essential knowledge to work internationally in health departments, with non-government organisations, and with international and bi-lateral aid agencies. It also provides for a  career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs.
         

Dual Degree in Master of Public Health (Extension) / Master of Health Management (MPH(Extn)/MHM) - 9056

  16 courses (96 Units of Credit)
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  The MPH(Extn)/MHM Dual Degree will suit students wishing to obtain two Masters degrees in the areas of Public Health and Health Management as well as complete a Research Project in public health. It could also provide a pathway for students seeking to apply for entry into a PhD program. This program provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake population health and health services management roles in government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally.
         

Dual Degree in Master of Public Health / Master of Health Management (Extension) (MPH/MHM(Extn) - 9057

  16 courses (96 Units of Credit)
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  The MPH/MHM(Extn) Dual Degree will suit students wishing to obtain two Masters degrees in the areas of Public Health and Health Management as well as complete a Research Project in health management. It could also provide a pathway for students seeking to apply for entry into a PhD program. This program provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake population health and health services management roles in government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally.
         
Dual Degree in Master of International Public Health (Extension) / Master of Public Health (MIPH(Extn)/MPH) - 9052   16 courses (96 Units of Credit)
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  The MIPH(Extn)/MPH Dual Degree will suit students wishing to obtain two Masters degrees in the areas of International Public Health and Public Health, as well as complete a Research Project in international public health. It could also provide a pathway for students seeking to apply for entry into a PhD program. This program enables candidates to specialise in public health in international developing country contexts as well as Australia and other developed countries.
         

Dual Degree in Master of International Public Health / Master of Public Health (Extension) (MIPH/MPH(Extn)) - 9054

  16 courses (96 Units of Credit)
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  The MIPH/MPH(Extn) Dual Degree will suit students wishing to obtain two Masters degrees in the areas of International Public Health and Public Health as well as complete a Research Project in public health. It could also provide a pathway for students seeking to apply for entry into a PhD program. This program enables candidates to specialise in public health in international developing country contexts as well as Australia and other developed countries.
         
Dual Degree in Master of Public Health / Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence (Extension) (MPH/MIDI(Extn)) - 9363   16 courses (96 Units of Credit)
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  The dual MPH/MIDI Extension program provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake infectious diseases prevention and control and health services roles. Students will gain a sophisticated understanding and application across a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge including infectious diseases intelligence, policy design, implementation and evaluation. The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health and to work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, military and first responder organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors.
         
Dual Degree in Master of Public Health (Extension) / Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence  (MPH(Extn)/MIDI) - 9366   16 courses (96 Units of Credit)
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  The dual MPH (Extension) / MIDI program provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake infectious diseases prevention and control and health services roles. The Master of Public Health is widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. When combined with the Masters of Infectious Diseases Intelligence, students will gain a sophisticated understanding and application across a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge including infectious diseases intelligence, policy design, implementation and evaluation. The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health and to work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, military and first responder organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors.