Master of Public Health

Our Master programs in public health will prepare you to improve the population’s mental and physical health through discovery, education and the translation of research into effective health policy and practice.

We draw on many different areas of population health to give you a comprehensive understanding of the field, including:

  • ageing
  • mental health
  • health services research
  • global health
  • chronic disease epidemiology
  • environment, climate and health
  • infectious disease epidemiology and modelling
  • society, culture and health.

Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.

ANU is ranked the best university in Australia1 and the only Australian university rated ‘well above world standard’ for public health and health service research in all three of the Excellence in Research for Australia evaluations. Your teachers will be practicing researchers who bring to the classroom findings from the field and case-studies from the nationally-significant centres we house at the ANU Research School of Population Health. You will also have access to leading practitioners as guest lecturers, thanks to our close relationships with government departments and industry bodies in Canberra.

Study online

The Master of Public Health can be done fully online. Please note that students wishing to undertake the online program only must be from a cognate background and should select courses for which the online delivery model is available. Please enquire for more information.

Advanced option

The Master of Public Health is also available as an advanced program. 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.