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Master of Global Public Health
Master of Global Public Health

Master of Global Public Health

  • ID:GU610190
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$90,218.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Global Public Health, applicants must have:

  • a related Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing);

  • OR a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Griffith University with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) - applicants with the Griffith Graduate Certificate in Public Health will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing;

  • OR a related Graduate Certificate (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) - applicants may be eligible for up to 40 credit points of credit.

English Requirement 

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

  • English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This program helps you to develop and further your career in public health practice, research and/or management. It allows you to re-orient 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.

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

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STANDARD PATHWAY

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Global Health Systems - 7233MED
  • Environment and Population Health - 7111MED
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices - 7312MED
  • Global Health, Equity and Human Rights - 7415MED
  • Social Determinants of Health - 7311MED
  • Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - 7881MED
  • Applied Field Methods in Public Health - 7708MED
  • Global Health: Priorities and Interventions - 7232MED

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Public Health (3147). To exit (after completing 30 credit points of core courses plus 10 credit points of listed electives), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Public Health (4094). To exit (after completing 60 credit points of core courses plus 20 credit points of listed electives), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Public Health Practice - 7707MED
  • Listed electives

Exit point: Master of Public Health (5263). To exit (after completing 80 credit points of core courses including 7707MED; 7312MED; 7311MED or 7415MED plus 40 credit points of listed electives), a student should apply for a program transfer.

STANDARD PATHWAY WITH ADVANCED STANDING

Year 1

Students must complete 50 credit points from the following courses which were not completed for the Graduate Certificate in Public Health:

  • Global Health Systems - 7233MED
  • Environment and Population Health - 7111MED
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices - 7312MED
  • Global Health, Equity and Human Rights - 7415MED
  • Social Determinants of Health - 7311MED
  • Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - 7881MED
  • Applied Field Methods in Public Health - 7708MED
  • Global Health: Priorities and Interventions - 7232MED

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Public Health Practice - 7707MED
  • Listed electives

DISSERTATION PATHWAY

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Global Health Systems - 7233MED
  • Environment and Population Health - 7111MED
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices - 7312MED
  • Global Health, Equity and Human Rights - 7415MED
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry - 7001HSV (Tri 3 online only)

OR

  • Dissertation Preparation - 6001HLS
  • Social Determinants of Health - 7311MED
  • Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - 7881MED
  • Applied Field Methods in Public Health - 7708MED
  • Global Health: Priorities and Interventions - 7232MED
  • Listed elective

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Public Health (3147). To exit (after completing 30 credit points of core courses plus 10 credit points of listed electives), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Public Health (4094). To exit (after completing 70 credit points of core courses plus 10 credit points of listed electives), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P1
  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P2
  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P3
  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P4
  • Listed electives

Exit point: Master of Public Health (5263). To exit (after completing 70 credit points of core courses plus 10 credit points of listed electives plus 40 credit points for the dissertation), a student should apply for a program transfer.

DISSERTATION PATHWAY WITH ADVANCED STANDING

Year 1

Students must complete the following course:

  • Foundations of Research Inquiry - 7001HSV (Tri 3 online only)

OR

  • Dissertation Preparation - 6001HLS

Students must complete 40 credit points from the following courses which were not completed for the Graduate Certificate in Public Health:

  • Global Health Systems - 7233MED
  • Environment and Population Health - 7111MED
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices - 7312MED
  • Global Health, Equity and Human Rights - 7415MED
  • Social Determinants of Health - 7311MED
  • Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - 7881MED
  • Applied Field Methods in Public Health - 7708MED
  • Global Health: Priorities and Interventions - 7232MED

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P1
  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P2
  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P3
  • MPH Dissertation - 8010MED_P4
  • Listed electives
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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