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Master of Public Health(Advanced option available)


Do you care about the health and medical care of people around the world? The Master of Public Health will give you the skills and experience you need to get into the Public and Population Health sector, either through research or through the workforce.

The Master of Public Health offers a unique mix of applied education and practical techniques tackling contemporary global health problems.

The program is offered both online or in person, and has an advanced option available that incorporates a research project. The courses on offer will teach you basic knowledge and incorporate electives to allow you to follow your area of interests. The skills you learn can be workplace-related.

    Program details

    Master of Public Health

    You will graduate from the Master of Public Health with knowledge of globally significant fields including ageing, mental health, health services research, global health, chronic disease epidemiology, environment, climate and health, infectious disease epidemiology and modelling, and society, culture and health.

    Advanced program

    The Advanced program provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical, coursework experience in public health with the development and implementation of a research project. It is particularly relevant to those who wish to benefit from the research strengths of ANU and its ready access to the local and national health administration policy scenes.

    Learning experience

    Public health student, Sai Lyons

    A balancing act of full-time work and online study

    Working full-time, Sai Lyons has found time to do her Masters with an all online program.

    PhD student, Danielle Butler

    Hi my name is Julia, and I'm here to help

    Since completing her Master of Public Health, Julia has helped redevelop one of the busiest hospitals in Papua New Guinea and assessed the impact of the National Disability and Insurance Scheme for the government and various affected organisations.

    Meet some of your teachers

    Dr Matthew Kelly

    Dr Kelly’s research is broadly based around health, epidemiological and demographic transitions in Southeast Asia. Of particular interest is the nutrition transition in the region towards diets high in sugars, fat and processed foods and associated rises in obesity and diet-related disease.


    A Master of Public Health from ANU is an internationally-recognised population health qualification from Australia’s number 1 university (QS 2018/2019).

    You will graduate with the skills to improve the mental and physical health of a whole population. You can find work in Australia and overseas in non-government organisations, primary health care, policy roles, research and private consultancies.

    Fees & scholarships

    Tuition fees: Tuition fees

    Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

    Scholarships: Scholarships

    ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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    Learn about different areas of Public Health and its applications, examples of careers and employment trends in different areas, and what it is like to work in Public Health as well as an overview of studying the Master of Public Health at the Australian National University.

    How to apply

    Understand the entry requirements

    Gather supporting documents

    If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

    You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

    Submit an application

    You will need to submit your application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

    Receive an offer

    All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

    Accept your offer

    Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

    Understand the entry requirements

    Prepare entry requirements & support documents

    When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

    Submit your application

    Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate to start your application.

    Receive an offer

    There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

    Accept your offer

    Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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