Macquarie University

Master of Public Health



University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 40,200
Int'l Student Population 8,600
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 1.5 – 2 years*
Estimated Annual Tuition $36,400 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline No set deadline**
International Places Variable / no set limit


Macquarie University’s innovative, interdisciplinary and future-focused Master of Public Health will prepare you for a dynamic career dedicated to preventing disease, promoting health and addressing health-related issues in our globalized world.

The program has been designed to meet national and international competencies and global accreditation standards in order to be recognized to work abroad.

It is an innovate and rigorous degree that has been designed with strong connections to public health practice so you can develop an in-depth knowledge and skills-based education through an integrated curriculum approach.

  • You’ll be prepared for the 21st-century public health workforce through this future-oriented course.
  • You’ll receive in-depth training in areas essential to modern public health practice, such as health systems, environmental health, global health, interdisciplinary teamwork and advocacy.
  • You’ll develop your knowledge and skills in domestic or international public health practice, through skills-based education that reflects global standards.
  • You’ll graduate with a qualification that will enable you to make a difference in a variety of health leadership roles in a variety of sectors, having developed broad foundational knowledge and skills relevant to all aspects of public health.


The Macquarie Master of Public Health is a flexible course delivered through a mix of face-to-face and online learning. You will gain a deep understanding of theoretical and practical strategies used to address environmental health issues, globalization and population health, public health policy, and health leadership.

You will study a combination of core and elective units from across the university in one of three specializations:

Professional Practice – take advantage of immersive professional placements over one or two semesters.

Cross Disciplinary Studies – specialize in key areas or take the opportunity to diversify your learning.

Research – in collaboration with experienced research supervisors design a year-long research project, with the option to progress directly to PhD studies (with appropriate academic performance).

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum 65% cumulative average.

Relevant disciplines include health; social sciences; health sciences; social work and human welfare; behavioural sciences; environmental sciences; health administration; human biological sciences; medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; psychology; sport and recreation disciplines; humanities; law and justice studies; commerce; economics; education; communication and media studies; and/or rehabilitation therapies.

An entrance interview may also be required, and admission requirements vary depending on the specialization chosen.

*Note: Macquarie offers recognition of prior learning or experience which could result in credit toward the course. Please contact OzTREKK for details.

Admission Timeline

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