Master of Public Health

Program code

5263

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time (online only)

Credit points

120

Indicative fee

$28,000.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

002408D

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Why choose this program?

This program helps you to develop and further your career in public health practice, research and/or management. It allows you to re-orientate your work interests in health to disease prevention and health promotion and is widely recognised both nationally and internationally as the public health credential for careers in public health.

These programs focus on the socio-ecological model of public health that emphasises and analyses the important interactions between the social, biological, economic and environmental determinants of health. They enable you to apply this analytical skill set to plan, implement and evaluate population based interventions that protect and promote health.

The program has a strong focus on international health and provides you with the opportunity to focus your public health studies by selecting a range of electives in areas such as public health nutrition, health promotion, climate change, international health, environmental health, and health services management.

Duration

The Master of Public Health offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, related discipline 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Bachelor Honours, related discipline
OR
Graduate Certificate, related discipline
OR
Graduate Diploma, related discipline
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing or credit)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3147 Graduate Certificate in Public Health Online, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5263 Master of Public Health (this program) Online, South Bank Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5691 Master of International Public Health Online, South Bank Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
4094 Graduate Diploma of Public Health Online, South Bank Exit point only

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Master of Public Health is offered full-time and part-time; fully-online and on-campus (at South Bank campus).

You will be classed as a part-time student if you are enrolled in less than 30 credit points per trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6 hours of scheduled classes per week.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week to accommodate part-time and working students unavailable to attend classes during the day.

The Master of Public Health is offered fully online. You can access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. There is no requirement for on-campus attendance and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential. If it suits you, some courses may be taken at the South Bank campus.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program, students undertaking the coursework option must choose 7707MED Public Health Practice. Students taking the research option must choose the MPH dissertation. In addition, students have the option to choose 7417MED International Public Health Practice and/or 7418MED Asia-Pacific Public Health Field Tour as part of their advanced studies into International Public Health. These courses enable students to develop field research, investigation and analysis skills through experience of public health in practice. Students undertaking the 40 credit point MPH dissertation may undertake a supervised research project in conjunction with an industry partner.

My career opportunities

There are diverse career opportunities for professionals interested in moving into the public health field, developing health research skills and/or furthering competency development in public health practice areas such as:

  • international health
  • humanitarian aid
  • health program planning and evaluation
  • health promotion
  • health policy
  • epidemiology and biostatistics
  • environmental health management
  • maternal and child health
  • public health nutrition.

You will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities with state and federal health departments, in public health units/teams, community health, local government, and in academia. Public health graduates are also highly sought after by NGO health agencies and international aid agencies.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Placement Essentials website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Placement Essentials website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Placement Essentials website.

Pathways to further study

Students who successfully complete the Dissertation pathway in the Master of Public Health (5263) or Master of International Public Health (5691) will be eligible to apply for entry to a Higher Degree Research (HDR) program. The level of achievement in the Dissertation and the overall Masters program will determine which HDR program the graduate is eligible to apply for entry.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Public Health (5263)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
2017 INT_PG_3B $350.00 $28,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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