Skip to main content

Degree summary

The Master of Public Health is designed for medical and health care professionals looking to make a positive change locally, nationally or internationally. The course focuses on developing leaders who can strengthen and drive innovation in the way public health care is provided. 

  • Study with a Group of Eight university – Monash University is ranked amongst the Top 100 in the world (QS World University and Times Higher Education rankings)
  • 100% online, flexible study – including all assessments and exams 
  • Six intakes a year – start whenever you are ready
  • Dedicated support – personalised support team to guide you throughout your studies

Degree curriculum

This course is designed for medical and health care professionals, therefore it focuses on experiential knowledge and tangible skills in a highly interactive and engaging format. Each unit is worth 6 credit points, and you will need to complete a total of 72 credit points to complete your degree. 

You will study:

Career outlook

Australia’s population is growing and changing, and with it the need for high-quality health services. With a Master of Public Health, you have a wide range of opportunities to influence health care policies and services. You could pursue the following careers:

  • Leadership roles in public or private hospitals, healthcare institutions or companies.
  • Roles in local, state or federal health departments in health policy, planning and management.
  • Research roles or further study at universities or health institution. 
  • Positions in health advocacy or policy planning within non-government and international aid organisations

There’s also the possibility of working in project coordination, communities and advocacy, program management, health education, health planning, policy development, epidemiology and biostatistics, health economics, disease prevention and health promotion.

Salary expectations

A degree in public health can lead you to a broad range of careers, and salaries vary accordingly. The median salary of an epidemiologist in Australia is $85,000 and can go up to $147,267. The average salary of a biostatistician is $95,000 a year. Health and welfare services managers may earn an average of $85,000 up to AU$147,267 per year (Payscale).

Entry requirements

For entry into the Master of Public Health, you will need:

  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate or related discipline with at least a Weighted Average Mark of 60% or an equivalent GPA.
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant industry/management experience (for example, previous work as a nurse, doctor, pharmacist or healthcare services provider)
  • to meet minimum entry requirements for admission to Monash University
  • to meet the English language requirements

Application Checklist for Master of Public Health

Step 1 - Visit the Monash University Application Portal to begin your application.

Step 2 - Have the below course code and soft copies of the below supporting documents ready before you start. 

Step 3 - When you are ready, accept the Applicant Declaration and submit your application. It is important that you upload all the supporting documents in the below checklist for your application to be assessed.

Step 4 - When you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by a response from our team within 5 - 10 business days.

If you require assistance at any point, please contact us to speak to one of our Enrolment Advisors.

Course code: M6021
Supporting documents
Evidence of relevant tertiary study (complete and official transcripts). 
Proof of citizenship/permanent residency.
Proof of English language proficiency (see Monash English language requirements).
Change of name, if applicable (e.g. marriage certificate).
Curriculum Vitae with evidence of 1‐2 years of industry experience and two referees. 
Unit outlines and transcripts for credit applications (if applicable)