Master of Public Health

Study Public Health

The future of the population's health is dependent on the next generation of researchers and population health practitioners who will generate and translate knowledge into action. Our programs and courses draw on many different areas of population health giving you a comprehensive understanding of the field.

What degree programs are available?

Masters by coursework

The Master of Public Health is a coursework degree that will equip students with the foundations of public health practice, provide them with an understanding of contemporary public health issues relevant to Australia and teach them practical techniques for analysing public health problems.

Masters by coursework and research

The Master of Public Health (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. It is particularly relevant for students who wish to benefit from the strengths in research at ANU and its ready access to the local and national health administration and policy scenes.

Both programs comprise compulsory courses in core topic areas covering epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and administration, contemporary issues in public health and research methods. Elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to meet individual students’ needs and interests, including global health and development, health and environment, applied epidemiology and health policy and practice.

Find out more: FAQs

Who should apply?

The MPH and MPH (Advanced) programs are vocational master’s level degrees designed for:

  • Health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for management
  • Graduates seeking a qualification to equip them for public health practice

Health administrators and policy workers seeking public health research experience


Updated:  18 October 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Executive Support Officer