Course details

CRICOS course code: 089309K

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

ACU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program 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.

ACU’s MPH allows students to develop advanced and specialised knowledge across the discipline of public health, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, rigorous intellectual inquiry, innovation and thought leadership, and effective communication and advocacy skills.

Students may choose to complete their MPH 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). Elective units and a specialisation option are also available.

Professional experience

Professional recognition

Our Master of Public Health program has been designed around the Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia and the requirements of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (for medical practitioners specialising in public health). Other international competency and practice standards and conceptual frameworks have also informed the Master of Public Health curriculum design.

Careers

Approximately half of all Master of Public Health graduates are employed within the health sector, with others finding opportunities within education, government and services sectors in managerial, analytical and program-/project-based roles.

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • the health sector
  • education
  • government
  • service sectors

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
Australia

Entry criteria

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

An undergraduate degree (or higher) in health or related discipline;
and
Either:

i. A grade point average of 4.2 on the ACU 7 point scale in a Bachelor degree; or

ii. A minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field), including Honours or other postgraduate study in health; or

iii. 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

Address

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