James Cook University JCU

Master of Public Health

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Take the next step in your health career with a degree aligned with the standards dictated by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions in Australia. Tailor the Master of Public Health to fit your personal career aspirations through choosing elective subjects relevant to your career goals and interests. You may also choose to undertake a substantial research project or major in Aeromedical Retrieval. This 1.5-year degree includes five core subjects: Tropical Public Health; Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy; Epidemiology for Public Health; Biostatistics for Public Health; and Communicable Disease Control. You can tailor this public health degree to suit your interests by choosing elective subjects that cover a broad range of topics such as infection prevention and control, human parasitology and medical entomology, social science in public health, health promotion, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, travel medicine, environmental health, and health economics.

Designed for

Graduates and health staff with existing health qualifications


36 credit points by coursework.


  • Public Health

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline
  • Or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville Domestic: $40,800
International: $58,920
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

Further information

This course is also offered to international students by offshore external study. For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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