Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy)

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 090702B

Level of study: Postgraduate


ACU’s Master of Public Health equips graduates with specialised knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve and advance population health and well-being. ACU’s MPH prepares graduates to practice with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.

A uniquely ACU specialisation, global health is an increasingly important and active area of work for public health practitioners. If you are planning to focus on global health, our Master of Public Health program offers a specialisation in global health and advocacy during your second year. The Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy) specialisation will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to practice effectively in the evolving professional landscape of global health.

Students may choose to complete their Master with specialisation through a Research Pathway (undertaking additional research training and completion of a minor thesis) or a Capstone Pathway (involving a capstone experience, such as a practice-based project).


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • not-for-profit organisations
  • health education
  • government
  • health services
  • project management

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 49,648; Unit fee: 3,103
Expected Jul 2023 2 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:

a Bachelor degree (or higher) or equivalent; or
successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health; and
A grade point average of 4.2 on the ACU 7 point scale in a Bachelor degree; or
A minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field), including Honours or other postgraduate study in health; or
Suitable practical experience in public health, global health or humanitarian assistance to the satisfaction of the course coordinator.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Individual score of at least 169 in all tests


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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