Public Health - M6021

Public Health

Expert master degree

Drive innovation in the delivery of public health care with a Master of Public Health. A breadth of units will see you well placed to make a real difference in this fast-growing sector that impacts the lives of everyday Australians.

Delivered 100% online, this comprehensive master’s is your opportunity to shift the direction of your career into public health or to complement your existing experience in the area. Dive into study in all areas concerning public health care, including health promotion, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, chronic disease and infectious disease. You’ll emerge with the analytical skills and communicational acumen to tackle emerging challenges in the sector.

When you undertake a Master of Public Health through Monash, you’ll be a part of the university’s largest research faculty, ranked #47 in the world for Public Health. In a graduate degree designed by leading academics, learn from industry experts and collaborate with like-minded peers.

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Where can the Master of Public Health take me?

Whether you’re looking to upskill or shift your career into public health care, this comprehensive master’s will provide you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career in the sector. Through units diving thoroughly into the main study areas of public health, including health promotion, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, chronic disease, infectious disease and global health, you’ll be equipped to tackle challenges in a range of organisations.

Career opportunities exist for skilled workers to make an impact on health care within a range of public health organisations. Influence the future of the sector through roles in public hospitals or health institutions, university-funded research, local, state and federal government health departments and NGOs. The Master of Public Health may also lead to work within the community, contributing to health education, health promotion and disease prevention.

With a degree prioritising real-world integration in each unit, you’ll be ready to pursue your career ambitions in public health with confidence.

At a glance

Course Details

  • Online: Part time

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia.

  • 2 years (part time)
Start date
January, March, May, July, August, October
Master of Public Health
Course Handbook

This master’s degree encompasses all areas of public health, including units covering epidemiology in application and as it applies to infectious and chronic disease, biostatistics, global health and clinical research. You’ll also explore the challenges that lie in public health care, and study units that will provide you with an understanding of health policy and public health promotion.

The Master of Public Health combines a well-rounded education in the area of public health care with the practical experience in each unit you undertake, ensuring you graduate with demonstrated knowledge and skills to tackle to the evolving challenges of public health.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline1 with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience2.

1. Relevant discipline includes – medical, nursing, allied health, other health related degree eg chiropractic, psychology, public health, environmental health, paramedic, imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine), biomedical engineering, dietetics/nutrition, pharmacy, social work, medical science/biomedical science/immunology, health science, laboratory science, science, and health economics; or in a non-related discipline, e.g. education, law, media, IT, journalism, communications, arts.
2. Relevant work experience includes work experience relevant to the person’s undergraduate or higher degree, in professional practice, in a related field, or that demonstrates application / work experience gained in a relevant field even if the Bachelor’s degree was not in a related discipline. Relevant work experience includes in the health industry (eg Government, policy, provider eg hospital, clinic), non government organisation (NGO), academic or research institution, consulting, pharmaceutical company etc.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Relevant Work Experience or statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.

The course adopts an adult learning approach and is structured in 12 units.

Making the application

Future students

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Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.