La Trobe University

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

If you are an experienced health professional or graduate interested in working in the globally relevant field of public health, this degree gives you an opportunity to enrich and extend your professional expertise and undertake research in government, non-government, professional or community settings. The degree offers an integrated program of one-third coursework and two-thirds research. Through a combination of core and elective subjects, you will gain knowledge and skills in designing and conducting research, literature review techniques, critical analysis and writing for publication, as well as opportunities to apply these skills in real-world projects of relevance to public health. Your research will produce a thesis of 60,000 words of publishable quality.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Honours degree of H2A standard or equivalent, or research Master's, or Master's by coursework with substantial thesis component or equivalent, and at least three years relevant professional or practical experience. In some circumstances a candidate who can supply sufficient evidence of research capacity may be admitted through a special entry category. Prospective students should contact the School to discuss candidature prior to applying.

Career outcomes

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.

Mentoring

We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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