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Advance your career while making a difference in your community with the Master of Public Health from La Trobe.

Providing a unique blend of practical and theoretical learning, our Masters is taught by experts in the field. You'll study eight core public health subjects where you'lll develop the knowledge and skills for practise in public health including the design, implementation and assessment of effective public health, health policy and health promotion programs.

Choose from a range of electives to specialise in key areas of public health knowledge and practice and build on your knowledge by undertaking a research project or a practical placement. This real-world experience will reinforce your learning and expand your industry networks, helping you graduate ready to step into a senior role.

Our course is internationally recognised, enabling you to work around the globe for government and non-government public health-related organisations.

We offer flexible study options, so you can choose to study in combinations of daytime, evening, block and distance education modes – all within the convenient location of our City Campus.

Career opportunities

Our staff mentor you throughout the course, to graduation and into your new career. As a La Trobe graduate, you will be exposed to our vast professional network of Alumni members.

Graduates are succeeding in leadership roles in government and non-government public health-related organisations such as:

  • the Victorian Department of Health,
  • the Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Our graduates are well positioned to find success in many senior roles including:

  • family-planning educator
  • rehab coordinator
  • service administration at a heath care organisation
  • health and well-being project officer
  • health promotion office.

You might find success in similar areas that La Trobe alumni from this field are currently working in, such as:

  • community health services
  • health promotion
  • disease prevention
  • rehabilitation
  • geriatric care agencies
  • private health services.

NOTE: Information on this page relates to 2017 courses and fees. 2018 course and fee information will be confirmed and published shortly. As this page is subject to change and updates, prospective students are advised to revisit this page on a regular basis to keep updated.

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Master of Public Health

Course offer year:
2017
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
$23,500 per 120 credit points. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are also available. Please note: CSPs are not available for mid-year entry.
Campus:
City
Duration:
2 years full-time or 3-5 years part-time
Prerequisites:
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). 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 to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
The Health Leadership stream of the Master of Public Health is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Master of Public Health may apply for membership with the ACHSM. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Epidemiology and Demography
  • Public Health Policy
  • Wellbeing and Prevention in Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics

Semester 2

  • Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Environmental Influences on Health
  • Evidence Based Public Health

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Minor Thesis
  • Electives - Students to select three 15cp subjects.
  • Students to select five 15cp subjects from specialist stream.
  • Action Learning Study

Semester 2

  • Minor Thesis
  • Electives - Students to select three 15cp subjects.
  • Advanced Research Skills
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Research or Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Action Learning Study

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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Choose Master of Public Health at La Trobe

Advance your career while making a difference in your community with the Master of Public Health from La Trobe.

Providing a unique blend of practical and theoretical learning, our Masters is taught by experts in the field. You will study eight core public health subjects where you will develop the knowledge and skills for practise in public health including the design, implementation and assessment of effective public health, health policy and health promotion programs.

Choose from a range of electives to specialise in key areas of public health knowledge and practice and build on your knowledge by undertaking a research project or a practical placement. This real-world experience will reinforce your learning and expand your industry networks, helping you graduate ready to step into a senior role.

Our course is internationally recognised, enabling you to work around the globe for government and non-government public health-related organisations.

We offer flexible study options, so you can choose to study in combinations of daytime, evening, block and distance education modes – all within the convenient location of our City Campus.

Career opportunities

Our staff mentor you throughout the course, to graduation and into your new career. As a La Trobe graduate, you will be exposed to our vast professional network of Alumni members.

Graduates are succeeding in leadership roles in government and non-government public health-related organisations such as:

  • the Victorian Department of Health,
  • the Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Our graduates are well positioned to find success in many senior roles including:

  • family-planning educator
  • rehab coordinator
  • service administration at a heath care organisation
  • health and well-being project officer
  • health promotion office.

You might find success in similar areas that La Trobe alumni from this field are currently working in, such as:

  • community health services
  • health promotion
  • disease prevention
  • rehabilitation
  • geriatric care agencies
  • private health services.

NOTE: Information on this page relates to 2017 courses and fees. 2018 course and fee information will be confirmed and published shortly. As this page is subject to change and updates, prospective students are advised to revisit this page on a regular basis to keep updated.

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Course details for international students

Master of Public Health (019986G)

Course offer year:
2017
Semester starts:
Semester 1 (March)
Fees amount ($A):
33 000
Campus:
City
Duration:
2 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements:
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). 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 to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Specialy requirements:
Applicants for this course must also complete Supplementary Application Form from the website
Professional recognition:
The Health Leadership stream of the Master of Public Health is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Master of Public Health may apply for membership with the ACHSM. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
Please note this course is held at the Franklin Street Campus, which is located in the CBD. You might want to find accommodation closer to your campus. Applicants must review the Supplementary checklist for required documents to submit with their application. Applications for this course close late November.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Epidemiology and Demography
  • Public Health Policy
  • Wellbeing and Prevention in Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics

Semester 2

  • Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Environmental Influences on Health
  • Evidence Based Public Health

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Minor Thesis
  • Electives - Students to select three 15cp subjects.
  • Students to select five 15cp subjects from specialist stream.
  • Action Learning Study

Semester 2

  • Minor Thesis
  • Electives - Students to select three 15cp subjects.
  • Advanced Research Skills
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Research or Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Action Learning Study

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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