La Trobe University

Master of Public Health

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

There's never been a more important time to learn about the power of public health. With an ever-increasing need for public health initiatives to prevent and protect the community from diseases, the world needs skilled professionals who understand contemporary public health research and practice. And you don't need a health background to pursue an in-demand career in public health. Our Master of Public Health will give you important foundations in systems thinking, epidemiology, policy and research methods. Learn how to gather, interpret and leverage health data to create a healthier society. Understand the key principles of promotion, protection and prevention. Develop your research skills and learn how to influence our health systems. You'll gain the skills you need to work in health systems around the world. By developing a global and multidisciplinary approach, you'll gain an understanding of public health that can genuinely influence the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.


To qualify for the award of Master of Public Health, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Policy Development and Implementation
  • Health Promotion Strategy and Practice
  • Health Systems
  • Principles of Public Health
  • Public Health Responses
  • Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
  • Systems Thinking and Leadership

Standard entry requirements

240 credit point pathway – Non-cognate Entry - (2 years): Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). 180 credit point pathway - Cognate Entry - (1.5 years): Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) in a cognate health field plus two years of relevant work experience. Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.

Study pathways

An early exit option is available at the Postgraduate Diploma level.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (City) International: $77,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online International: $77,600 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (City), Online.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

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