Macquarie University

Master of Public Health

Graduate

Details

University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 44,000
Int'l Student Population 10,000
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 1.5 – 2 years*
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$39,400 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline**
International Places Variable / no set limit

Overview

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.

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.

Program

Key changes in population characteristics (for example ageing), the growth of lifestyle diseases (for example obesity) and the widespread nature of the mental health crisis mean that skilled public health leaders and innovators are in demand.

The 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. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the importance of public health, and skills in leadership, teamwork and innovation as well as practical skills that are essential to public health practice.

Key Features
Apply tools for data collection, analysis and interpretation – Develop the evidence-based reasoning and informatics approaches essential to public health practice.

Get skilled at evaluating and applying population health concepts – Identify and address Australia’s major health concerns, including those relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Review key environmental, socioeconomic and cultural factors – Examine factors that impact human health, influence the global and social burden of disease, and contribute to health disparities.

Implement and manage specialized projects – Work in interdisciplinary teams to plan, resource, assess and evaluate public health advocacy projects.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Macquarie MPH are equipped to work in government and non-government organizations, business, public health clinical or community settings, multilateral aid organizations, or other groups concerned with health, human rights, indigenous issues, environmental health, health leadership, and/or development.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum 2.0/4.0 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.

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