If you're a health professional and you're ready to take the next step in your career, James Cook University's (JCU) 1. 5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Master of Public Health (MPH) is designed for you. While completing core subjects, you'll have a lot of flexibility in selecting elective subjects so you can tailor your course to fit your career aspirations. As a JCU Masters student, you can choose whether you prefer to complete your Masters by undertaking individual coursework subjects, or if a Masters incorporating a substantial research component suits your career goals better. This is particularly relevant for those of you who are considering undertaking doctoral level research (a Doctor of Public Health or a Doctor of Philosophy) following completion of your Master’s degree.