Master of Global Public Health

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

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.DurationThe Master of Global Public Health offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:You may be eligible to complete this program in 2 years full time, or part-time equivalent, if you have: Bachelor, related disciplineYou may be eligible to complete this program in 1.5 years full time, or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing or credit), if you have: Graduate Certificate, related discipline


  • Applied Field Methods in Public Health
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Environment and Population Health
  • Epidemiology: Principles and Practices
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Global Health Systems
  • Global Health, Equity and Human Rights
  • Global Health: Priorities and Interventions
  • Health Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Public Health Practice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete the Dissertation pathway in the Master of Public Health (5263) or Master of Global Public Health (5725) 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $67,000 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $67,000 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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