If you're a professional, currently working in the health setting and want to expand your career into senior roles, this program is designed for you.

The Master of Public Health is an internationally recognized professional qualification in public health that enables you to work all over the world in a variety of health settings. This is a comprehensive, stand-alone degree, with both research and practice pathways. A distinctive feature is that you are trained according to the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia. It includes eight core public health subjects, after which you will have the choice to complete the degree in either research mode or practice mode.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 percent overall and 60 percent in the final exam. F

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English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Please note: English as the language of instruction in the previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements

An Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent, in a health discipline. You are expected to have at least two years of work experience in a health-related field. A medical internship may count towards this work experience requirement. If you do not have a degree but who have significant experience are welcome to apply.

Additional information

Please note this course is held at the Franklin Street Campus, which is located in the CBD. You might want to find accommodation closer to your campus. Applicants must review the Supplementary Checklist for required documents to submit their application. Applications for this course close late November.

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  • English

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