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What will I learn?

Improve the health of future populations with the globally-focussed ANU Master of Public Health.

Through innovative and applied education, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary public health issues, and learn practical techniques for analysing public health problems.

Whether you study online or on campus, this program provides real experience in public health through core courses designed to give you the skills you need and electives that suit your interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.

This Advanced program incorporates a research project and thesis.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

The MPH program is 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

Explain and apply an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, and societal determinants of health and disease.

Understand the factors affecting the aetiology, incidence, and prevalence of major health problems in populations

Understand the factors affecting the need, demand, and use of health care and public health services

Critically read and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research findings contained in medical, public health and social science journals.

Apply analytic tools to defining and describing public health problems.

Demonstrate creativity, inquisitiveness, and evidence-based rigour in the application of public health problem-solving skills.

Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing.

Integrate knowledge and research methods skills to address a research question.

Apply advanced research methods skills through a sustained piece of scholarship.

problem-solving skills.

Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing.

Integrate knowledge and research methods skills to address a research question.

Apply advanced research methods skills through a sustained piece of scholarship.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Health and Medicine

CRICOS

082347E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,910.00 (25,11,242) per year
Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted to the Master of Philosophy program you will be required to have completed at least a three-year Australian degree or equivalent with a result of at least 70%.

For international students

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

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.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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

Pathways options

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The Australian National University offers below pathways course for this subject
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