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The Monash Master of Public Health is an internationally recognised passport for careers in government, industry, aid organisations and throughout the health sector; now offering three entry pathways to accommodate for a range of experience and academic levels.

This top choice for public health training is offered by the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, providing the full range of quantitative, analytical, practical and communication skills necessary to work and provide leadership in the broad domain of public health, locally and globally.

Taught by Victoria’s leading public health professionals and with strong links to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, the Master of Public Health is highly regarded in both industry and academia, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and outstanding graduates.

Study with us to extend your knowledge and skills, and propel your career in public health.


Public health skills and knowledge are fundamental to addressing many of the 21st century's complex health problems and the global burden of disease; on populations, individuals, communities and the economy.

Our program offers you flexibility, with a dynamic range of highly relevant unit choices, in key areas of expertise that include:

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Clinical research methods
  • Health economics
  • Disease/injury prevention and control and health promotion
  • Health policy, planning and management
  • Global health and human rights
  • Occupational and environmental health

By undertaking a Monash University Master of Public Health, you will be studying at a Group of Eight University and one that is ranked in the Top 100 Universities worldwide. This means high calibre teaching staff who are experts in their fields, access to pioneering research and cutting-edge facilities.

Teaching is structured as a combination of face to face, including block days, teaching and on-line educational delivery, to suit working professionals or with other responsibilities. There are also specified exit points for both a Graduate Certificate and a Graduate Diploma in Public health if you  meet  the requirements.

Alternative exits

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with one of the following qualifications, provided you have met the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health: you’ll need to complete a total of 24 credit points (6 months full time study), with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health: you’ll need to complete a total of 48 credit points (1 year full time study), with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from the Masters course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.

Career opportunities

The Monash Master of Public Health is an optimum foundation for career development and for senior roles in public health and the health system.  Graduates may develop and move into careers as diverse as public health or clinical research, government or non-government organisations, public  sector  management, international health, policy, health promotion, and health care.

The Master of Public Health also fulfils the core discipline requirements of a Master of Public Health for the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Visit the Master of Public Health page on the Monash University website for more details!






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