Master of Public Health

Preparing the future generation of public health professionals by providing research and leadership training.
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course.

The program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills in relation to public health principles, values, ethics, research and practice, which they will be able to apply for improving population health status locally & internationally.The Master of Public Health is a coursework specialist post-grad qualification, building skills & knowledge for research.The degree is taught in English, and open to students who are successful graduates of a Graduate Diploma of Public Health (or equivalent).The Master of Public Health (MPubHlth) is a 2-year full time program, open for both domestic & international students, which aims to prepare the future generation of public health professionals in terms of providing research & leadership training.In this program, students will have the opportunity to engage with advanced level and contemporary issues at both a local & international level of relevance to public health.Students engage critically with current research in the discipline of public health to explore their own area of interest through choosing a specialization sub-program such as Research, Project, Public Health Informatics, Public Health Economics or Health System Management.

This program is designed for professionals from multidisciplinary background keen to build on their skills for a career in public health. The program aims to develop cognitive and technical skills that demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge relevant to public health research, programs and policy

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Year 1

Semester 1

HEALT6000, 30 credit points
HEAPH6001, 15 credit points
HEAPH6002, 15 credit points
HEAPH6007, 15 credit points

Semester 2

HEALT6002, 30 credit points
HEAPH6003, 15 credit points
HEAPH6004, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

Specialisation Courses


Semester 2

Specialisation Courses


The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HP9

CRICOS code: 102482F

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)


To be eligible for this program you must hold:

• Successful completion of a recognised 3-year Australian bachelor degree or overseas equivalent; or

• Other university qualification and appropriate industry experience

You may exit the program at 12 months and receive a Graduate Diploma of Public Health, following the completion of 120 credit points, or exit the program at 6 months and receive a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, following the completion of 60 credit points.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

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Students who have successfully completed a fourth year of university study may be eligible to apply for entry into the program with up to 120 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)  


A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.



School department

School of Health

Course coordinator

Dr Aziz Rahman (MBBS, MPubHlth, GCHECTL, PhD)