Griffith University

Master of Global Public Health



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast / Online
Program Duration 1.5 – 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$37,000 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Trimester Intakes March, July, November
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*


The Master of Global Public Health at Griffith University helps you to develop and further your career in public health practice, research and/or management. It allows you to reorient your work interests in health to disease prevention and health promotion and is widely recognized both nationally and internationally as the public health credential for careers in public health.

With more than 200 hours of industry fieldwork, including opportunities for international experience, studying at Griffith will provide you with skills to plan, implement, and measure the effectiveness of public health programs.


The program focuses on the socio-ecological model of public health that emphasizes and analyzes 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 from a range of electives in areas such as public health nutrition, health promotion, climate change, international health, environmental health, and health services management.

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:

  • 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.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree 
You must have a suitable bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0. Related fields include public health; health services management; environmental health; allied health, medicine, nursing, psychology, clinical, research biomedical health and social science.

Those with a suitable postgraduate qualification (master’s, graduate certificate, or graduate diploma) in a related field may be eligible for up to 40 credit points of credit and may be able to complete the program in 1.5 years. Please contact OzTREKK for more information.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.