The University of Sydney

Master of Public Health



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 73,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Duration 1.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$58,800 (2025 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places Variable / no set limit


Founded in 1930, the University of Sydney School of Public Health is Australia’s first and leading school of public health. Their vision is for a global community in which everyone’s needs for good health and well-being are met. Sydney actualizes this vision by providing a wide range of education and research opportunities for students and academics.

University of Sydney academics maximize the school’s research impact by working alongside institutions such as the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and Australian governments at local, state and federal levels to bring the benefits of public health policy and practice to the people who need it most.


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 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’ll complete core units covering foundational public health concepts including epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion, research, and ethics. You’ll also complete elective units, and you can choose to use your elective credit point allowance to complete an optional specialization.


  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Health Promotion and Advocacy
  • Research Methods (Medicine)

You’ll 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.

The University of Sydney also offers a Master of Global Public Health.

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.

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

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