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What will I learn?

This program helps you to develop and further your career in public health practice, research and/or management. It allows you to re-orientate your work interests in health to disease prevention and health promotion and is widely recognised both nationally and internationally as the public health credential for careers in public health.

The program focuses on the socio-ecological model of public health that emphasises and analyses the important interactions between the social, biological, economic and environmental determinants of health. They enable you to apply this analytical skill set to plan, implement and evaluate population based interventions that protect and promote health.

The program has a strong focus on global health and provides you with the opportunity to focus your public health studies by selecting a range of electives in areas such as public health nutrition, health promotion, climate change, international health, environmental health, and health services management.

My career opportunities

There are diverse career opportunities for professionals interested in moving into the public health field, developing health research skills and/or furthering competency development in public health practice areas such as:

  • International health
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Health program planning and evaluation
  • Health promotion
  • Health policy
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Environmental health management
  • Maternal and child health
  • Public health nutrition

You will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities with state and federal health departments, in public health units/teams, community health, local government, and in academia. Public health graduates are also highly sought after by NGO health agencies and international aid agencies.

Pathways to further study

Students who successfully complete the Dissertation pathway in the Master of Public Health (5263) or Master of Global Public Health (5725) will be eligible to apply for entry to a Higher Degree Research (HDR) program. The level of achievement in the Dissertation and the overall Masters program will determine which HDR program the graduate is eligible to apply for entry.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

097098E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,500.00 (17,87,679) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

3 June 2022, 30 September 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,500.00 (17,87,679) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

3 June 2022, 30 September 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants seeking to undertake the Master of Primary Maternity Care must hold: a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a suitable professional health practice discipline such as midwifery, medicine, nursing or social work from a recognised tertiary institution with a GPA of 4.0 or above; OR a Graduate Certificate in Primary Maternity Care from Griffith University (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing and will be required to complete 80 credit points in the program).

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Global Public Health, applicants must have:

  • a related Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing);
  • OR a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Griffith University with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) - applicants with the Griffith Graduate Certificate in Public Health will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing;
  • OR a related Graduate Certificate (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) - applicants may be eligible for up to 40 credit points of credit.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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