The University of Queensland

Master of Public Health



University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.5 million
Student Population 55,044
Int'l Student Population 21,000
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus Herston, Online
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $44,960 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline Variable*
International Places Variable / no set limit


The School of Public Health at The University of Queensland (UQ) is committed to improving the health and well-being of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

Ranked 30th in the world for Public Health (2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects) and second in Australia, UQ is internationally recognized for its impactful research and world-class teaching programs across public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

A comprehensive research program paired with links to global organizations including the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the World Health Organization ensure UQ public health students graduate with the knowledge and networks they need to make an impact.

The school’s flagship Master of Public Health (MPH) program is the first in Asia Pacific to achieve Curriculum Validation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). This is one of the leading accrediting bodies for MPH programs in the world. This validation confirms the curriculum adheres to European standards for a modern comprehensive degree and contains the basic structure and core content expected from a Master of Public Health program.

Collaborations across the school, the Faculty of Medicine, and the university draw on a  wealth of teaching experience that has seen UQ win more Australian awards for university teaching than any other university.


The Master of Public Health is a 2-year comprehensive program that will give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be an innovative public health professional able to work in all areas of the public health sector.

You’ll learn how to act on evidence related to health concerns such as pandemics, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, and injury prevention. You will be skilled in understanding how to translate evidence into sustained practice to make a difference on population health.

As a UQ public health student, you’ll have the option to choose from 3 capstone options:

1. Public health professional placement and/or
2. Public Health Connect Collaborative (group work) and/or
3. An independent research project

In addition, the program is accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). This enables you to fast track your registration as an IUHPE–Registered Health Promotion Practitioner through the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) after you graduate.

You will also study a comprehensive curriculum validated by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), a world-leading accrediting body for public health master’s programs.

Students have the flexibility to study on campus, online, or a combination of both.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 (approximately 65% +). Degree must be in a related discipline, e.g., health, behavioural, social, agricultural, or biological sciences.


If your degree is in a different discipline, you must have completed one year of full-time work experience in a healthcare setting.

Admission Timeline

*The University of Queensland has a general application deadline of May 30 for the July intake and November 29 for the February intake; however, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.