The University of Sydney

Master of Public Health



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 65,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Camperdown/Darlington
Program Duration 1.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $55,500 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 Sydney focuses on the prevention of illness and the promotion of health. Learning opportunities are aimed at developing the essential knowledge and required skills of practitioners in the practice of public health, including the effective management of community health problems to improve conditions and outcomes.

The Sydney MPH is taught by highly experienced academic staff who are active within the public health community and work closely with organisations such as the World Health Organization, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Department of Health and Cancer Australia.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of professional placements and apply knowledge learned in class to real-world projects with location-based organizations.


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.

The new 1.5-year Sydney Master of Public Health will give you the time needed to build competency and gain skills from a wide range of public health electives, allowing you specialize in an area that interests you and boosts your career prospects.

You will be able to complete a generalist MPH degree, or choose your elective units from within one of 4 specializations:

1. Chronic Disease Prevention
2. Communicable Disease Control
3. Health Promotion and Advocacy
4. Research Methods

The University of Sydney also offers a Master of Global Public Health. Please contact OzTREKK for more information.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2/4.0 (approximately 65% +).

Your undergraduate degree must be in a related discipline e.g., public health, medicine, medical science, nursing, allied health (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry), dentistry, veterinary science, education, communication and journalism, science, arts, psychology, social science, political science, policy analysis, government, international relations, engineering, architecture, mathematics, law, economics, commerce, business, accounting or marketing.

Admission Timeline

*The University of Sydney has a general application deadline January 30 for the February/March intake; June 29 for the July/August intake; however, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.