The University of Queensland

Master of Public Health



University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 55,300
Int'l Student Population 21,200
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus Herston
Program Duration 1.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $34,768 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2022
Application Deadline Variable*
International Places Variable / no set limit


The Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland is an interdisciplinary program that teaches courses relevant to public health practice and research.

The UQ Master of Public Health will give you the knowledge and skills you need to define, monitor, critically assess and manage public health problems in a changing world. Public health graduates inform health policy, lead health services reform and stay abreast of newer health concerns such as diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS, and injury prevention, as well as more traditional concerns such as under-nutrition and communicable diseases.


You can complete the program by coursework or incorporate a dissertation/project. The dissertation/project provides an opportunity for you to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in a public health setting. You can carry out your dissertation/projects within Australia or overseas.

This program prepares health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, with knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines, to define, critically assess and resolve public health and nutrition problems. Various fields of study allow you to focus on Australian public health issues or on international public health, including nutrition and tropical health in the Asia Pacific region.

As a UQ MPH student, you may undertake studies in the following specializations:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
  • Global Health
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Indigenous Health
  • Nutrition
  • Standard

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.