Course Description

Deakin’s Master of Public Health will help you develop an understanding of global public health challenges. You will learn strategies and practical techniques to take action on these challenges, prevent diseases and promote the conditions that optimise population health. Many students enrol in this program to progress in their current roles or to obtain senior positions. The course is ideal for both clinical and non-clinical health professionals, as well as graduates from a wide range of other fields who are looking for ‘bigger picture’ approaches to enhancing the health of individuals, communities and populations. Are you interested in developing health-promoting environments, identifying public health priorities, generating initiatives for policy and action, and developing interventions that ensure equity in the health system? Then Deakin’s MPH is for you.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $36,000 per year full-time


1 - 2 years full time, 2 - 4 years part time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at Deakin University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 75.2% (national average 70.8%)
Improved skills: 81.4% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 90.1% (national average 84.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Deakin University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at Deakin University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.4% (national average 84.2%)
Studying full time: 5.0% (national average 6.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $83,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 020018B
Deakin University Code: H757

Entry Requirements