Master of Public Health
If you're a professional, currently working in the health setting and want to expand your career into senior roles, this program is designed for you.
The Master of Public Health may enable you to work all over the world in a variety of health settings. This is a comprehensive, stand-alone degree, with both research and practice pathways. A distinctive feature is that you are trained according to the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia.
It includes eight core public health subjects, after which you will have the choice to complete the degree in either research mode or practice mode.
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.
Graduates are prepared for work in the rapidly expanding health promotion and public health fields. Roles can be found in community health centres, community.based rehabilitation centres, geriatric care agencies and private health services. Some graduates have found work with the Victorian Department of Health, the Australian Department of Health and Ageing and various public health services such as Northern Health, Eastern Health, Melbourne Health, Alfred Health and community health services.
Graduates of the Master of Public Health may apply for membership with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
$25,000 per 120 credit points. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are also available. Please note: CSPs are not available for mid-year entry.
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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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: