Master of public health (advanced) - now available for online study

At ANU we are committed to training the next generation of researchers and population health practitioners, who will improve the population's mental and physical health through discovery, education and the translation of research into effective health policy and practice. Our work spans the full range of population health research, including non-communicable disease epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, global health, health services research, social and cultural determinants of health, environmental health, healthy aging and mental health. Our Master programs draw on many different areas of population health giving you a comprehensive understanding of the field. And if you’re hoping to benefit from the research strengths of ANU, 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.

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Both our Master programs in public health are ideal for health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for management; graduates wanting a qualification in public health practice, and health administrators and policy workers needing a qualification to assist their career. The Master of Public Health (Advanced) is now also offered online giving you flexible learning options from anywhere in the world.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Explain and apply an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, and societal determinants of health and disease.
  2. Understand the factors affecting the etiology, incidence, and prevalence of major health problems in populations
  3. Understand the factors affecting the need, demand, and use of health care and public health services
  4. Critically read and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research findings contained in medical, public health and social science journals
  5. Apply analytic tools to defining and describing public health problems.
  6. Demonstrate creativity, inquisitiveness, and evidence-based rigor in the application of public health problem-solving skills.
  7. Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
  8. Integrate knowledge and research methods skills to address a research question.

Career Options

The MPH program is designed for health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for jobs in the Public Sector (e.g. Hospitals and hospices; Local, State and Federal Government), Non-profit Sector (e.g. International health agencies such as The World Health Organisation), Private Sector (e.g. Health policy and program management within organisations such as Diabetes Australia) and Academia (Teaching and Research). The qualification is also a useful step for clinicians wishing to expand their skills in research and public policy.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and at least eight courses in cognate disciplines.
  • All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
  • Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate disciplines: Health, Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Social sciences


Annual indicative fee for domestic students is $33,000.00 and for international students is $44,000.00.

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies. Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorized by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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Program taught in:
  • English
The Australian National University | Science
This course is Online, Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
Full time
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students. Annual indicative fee for international students $41,520.00.
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