Monash University

Master of Public Health



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 5.3 million
Student Population 86,000
Int'l Student Population 30,000
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Alfred Hospital
Program Duration 1 – 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$49,900 (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


The Monash University Master of Public Health is offered by the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. This program provides the full range of quantitative, analytical and communication skills necessary to work and provide leadership in the broad domain of public health. It also provides skills in the quantitative methods of the population-based health sciences and their problem-solving application for public health and primary care.

As a Monash public health student, you will have contact hours at the Alfred Hospital under the auspices of the Alfred Research Alliance that coordinates research and learning and integrates it with the clinical delivery of primary care services offered by the hospital itself. With more than 8,000 health professionals, researchers, students and support staff on site, the Alfred Research Alliance is an exciting, multi-layered community which is home to some of the world’s leading experts in biomedical, translational, clinical and public health research, and in education and health care.


Monash University’s flagship Master of Public Health degree will provide you with the full range of quantitative, analytical and communication skills needed to work in and lead public health, locally and globally. Taught by Victoria’s leading public health experts and with strong links to the Alfred Hospital, Monash’s Master of Public Health is highly regarded in the industry, the public sector and academia.

Monash focuses on providing latest knowledge, practical research skills and nurturing your ability to problem-solve. This ensures public health graduates are well regarded and set up for career success.

To help guide you in developing your elective study program, electives are broadly organized into the key areas of expertise:

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Clinical research methods
  • Health economics
  • Disease/injury prevention and control and health promotion
  • Health policy, planning and management
  • Global health and human rights
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Capstone unit/research projects/case study

The course offers you the opportunity to integrate and extend your knowledge and skills gained in this program through a capstone experience as a professional practice development unit. There is also the opportunity for you to undertake a research project or case study (consultation with the course research project coordinator is required prior to enrollment in research units).

The Monash Master of Public Health is structured in three parts:

Part A. Expanding public health knowledge

In these studies, you will develop an understanding of knowledge and skills in the broad domain of public health through core studies in the public health discipline areas of disease/injury prevention and control and health promotion and health policy, planning and management, and with opportunity for electives in areas of public health of interest to you.

Part B. Foundations of public health studies

In these studies, you will gain specialized professional knowledge in the core skills, knowledge, and disciplines of public health through the study of epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods, and introduction and challenges in public health.

Part C. Advanced application expertise

The focus is advanced studies with application expertise and opportunity for greater depth in key areas of expertise of interest to you through an elective study program to suit your own career interests.

This course is delivered in a mixed attendance mode (both on campus and online).

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum weighted average mark of 2.0/4.0. Applicants must have relevant professional experience in health or public health.

Monash may offer credit to applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline plus 2 years or more of relevant work experience. This can alter the length of the program.

Relevant disciplines include medical, nursing, allied health, other health-related degree—e.g., chiropractic, psychology, public health, environmental health, paramedic, imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine), biomedical engineering, dietetics/nutrition, pharmacy, social work, medical science/biomedical science/immunology, health science, laboratory science, science, and health economics.

Please contact OzTREKK for details.

Admission Timeline

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