Griffith University

Master of 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, Brisbane, Online
Program Duration 1 – 1.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $36,000 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Trimester Intakes March, July, November
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places Approximately 33 (110 total)


The Master of Public Health at Griffith University is a multi-disciplinary program that provides the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of public health professions. It focuses on the systems and practices that shape the health of nations, communities and individuals and the environments in which they live, work and take their leisure.

As a Griffith public health student, you will investigate issues that help determine quality of life, such as globalization, technology, environmental degradation and population trends, lifestyle and nutrition, control of existing and emerging communicable diseases, workplace health, and food and drug safety.


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.

This public health degree focuses on the socio-ecological model of public health that emphasizes 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 international health and provides you with the opportunity to focus your public health studies by selecting a range of electives:

  • Public health nutrition
  • Health promotion
  • Climate change
  • International health
  • Environmental health
  • Health services management

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.

Griffith University also offers a Master of Global Public Health.

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 (approximately 65% +). 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 year. 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.