Study a Master of Public Health

Learn how you can improve the health of millions and make a positive impact on a global scale.

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Shape healthier communities

Learn strategies and techniques to tackle public health challenges, prevent diseases and promote the conditions that optimise population health.

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  • Impact health on a global scale

    Impact health on a global scale

    Complete over 100 hours of practical experience with a relevant organisation to refine your skills and make industry connections.

  • Finish studying in less than two years

    Finish studying in less than two years

    Get your previous qualifications and experience recognised and you can graduate with an industry-led postgraduate health degree in less than two years.

  • Join our graduates in top jobs

    Join our graduates in top jobs

    Our graduates go on to work at top international health policy organisations such as the WHO, UNDP and UNICEF.

Top three health professional jobs

Employment is projected to grow in health and welfare services, occupational and environmental health, and Indigenous health over the next 5 years.
A postgraduate degree in public health puts you in a position to take advantage of the largest and fastest-growing employment industry in Australia.

Health and welfare services manager



Occupational and environmental health professionals



Indigenous health workers



Postgraduate public health specialisations

Looking to customise your study? Tailor your degree by choosing from eight specialisations across three themes.

  • Management and research

    Health management and economics
    Applied health research

  • Public health

    Public health practice
    Health promotion

  • Community and global wellbeing

    Public health nutrition
    Humanitarian assistance
    Disability and inclusion

Learn from thought leaders

Deakin’s teachers are sought out as experts and have a long-standing commitment to translating our research into positive changes for individual and community health.

Catherine Bennett

Chair in Epidemiology

An industry-led degree

As a clinician in the public health sector, it was essential that I have a greater understanding of the processes and policies that shape our health care system.



Your course options

Explore our range of postgraduate health courses. Complete a masters in a shorter time frame based on your experience and qualifications.

Master of Public Health

Solve global health issues through evidence-based initiatives and join the fastest-growing employment industry in Australia.

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Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology Intelligence

Become equipped with crucial problem-solving and data analysis skills to provide epidemiology intelligence to health departments and decision makers.

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Master of Health Promotion

Become an expert in creating healthy environments for whole populations and prepare yourself for a rewarding career.

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Master of Health Economics

Gain expertise in turning data into evidence-based decisions to generate positive change and be primed for a career in Australia’s fastest growing industry.

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Master of Health Management

Develop managerial and analytics skills to create positive health change and prepare yourself for a senior role in this growing sector.

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Graduate Certificate of Public Health

Focus on improving existing health-promoting environments, identifying public health priorities, generating initiatives for policy and action, and developing strategies and interventions to ensure equity in the health system.

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  • Digital is in our DNA

    We’ve perfected online study with 40 years of experience in distance and online learning.

  • Study with the best

    We’re the #1 university in Victoria for educational experience.1

  • Community at your fingertips

    Connect and learn in our dynamic community of 60,000 learners ready to secure their place in the future of work with you.

  • Graduate ready for work

    Join the 78,000 online students who have successfully graduated from Deakin… and counting.

  • Access career counselling

    Prepare for work while you study, with full online access to Australia’s #1 university careers service2, including career counselling, interview and resume preparation.

  • Interactive and supported learning

    Study real-world course content via a premium interactive platform with Australia’s highest rated tech support.4


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