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 AUD$47,200 (2025 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.

UQ is internationally recognized for its impactful research and world-class teaching programs across public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

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 UQ Master in Public Health is a 2-year program that will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to influence and inform health policy and lead health services reform. You’ll learn how to act on new developments regarding health concerns, such as COVID-19, diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS, and injury prevention, as well as more traditional concerns such as under-nutrition and communicable diseases.

You’ll complete a program that is evidence-based, comprehensive, and reflects UQ’s strong links with organisations such as Australian Aid, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and international ministries of 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.

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. Degree must be in a relevant discipline: behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, counselling, dentistry and oral health, development studies, environmental health, epidemiology, exercise and nutrition science, exercise and sport science, food science, health economics, health management, health sciences, medicine and medical sciences, nursing, nutrition, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, science, sociology, speech therapy, and veterinary sciences.


If your degree is in a different discipline, you must have completed 1 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 at least 6 months prior to the program start date.