Master of Public Health (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The ANU Master of Public Health will equip students with the foundations of public health practice, provides them with an understanding of contemporary public health issues relevant to Australia and teach students practical techniques for analysing public health problems. This program provides real experience in public health through core courses designed to give students the skills they need and electives that suit their additional interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs. This program will help students improve the population's mental and physical health through discovery, education and the translation of research into effective health policy and practice. ANU public health research covers areas such as non-communicable disease epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, global health, health services research, social and cultural determinants of health, environmental health, healthy ageing and mental health. The Advanced program provides students with the opportunity to extend their practical, coursework experience in public health with the development and implementation of a research project. Students will be required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a thesis.

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


96 units, which must consist of 48 units from the coursework component and 48 units from the research component. Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component and have the approval of an identified research supervisor to continue to the research component.


  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.5 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis
  • English language requirements. Cognate disciplines Psychology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Biology, Medical or Allied Health Sciences, Anthropology and Indigenous studies

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year) of credit. Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to 96 unit Master of Public Health and complete an additional 48 units of coursework or may transfer to graduate from either a 24 units Graduate Certificate of Public Health or a 48 unit Graduate Diploma of Public Health.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra Domestic: $72,960
International: $96,960
No information available Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 7 years

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