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La Trobe University

  • 24% international / 76% domestic

Online Master of Public Health

  • Masters (Coursework)

Solve public health challenges. Become an innovative health leader and address public health issues around the world. In our online Master of Public Health, you'll learn how to combine systems thinking with an interdisciplinary, evidence-based approach to find and address causes of poor health.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
12 months full-time (12 month duration is based on students who have completed a cognate degree with honours year)
Study Mode
Intake Months
Mar, Apr, Jul, Sep
Domestic Fees
$41,400 total

About this course

Will you help design a healthier and safer future?

There's never been a more critical time to learn about the power of public health.

With an increasing need for public health initiatives to prevent and protect the community from diseases, the world needs skilled professionals who understand contemporary public health research and practice.

And you don't need a health background to pursue an in-demand career in public health.

Our online Master of Public Health will give you important foundations in systems thinking, epidemiology, policy and research methods. Learn how to gather, interpret and leverage health data to create a healthier society. Understand the fundamental principles of promotion, protection and prevention. Develop your research skills and learn how to influence our health systems.

You'll gain the skills you need to work in health systems around the world. By developing a global and multidisciplinary approach, you'll gain an understanding of public health that can genuinely influence the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Entry requirements

To apply for La Trobe's Master of Public Health, you'll need a completed application and:

  • completed undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • transcripts from prior universities
  • resume or CV
  • personal statement.

Opportunities for alternate entry include special consideration and advanced standing.

Study locations


What you will learn

You'll learn:

  • Systems thinking
    Understand how the systems in our society are intrinsically linked to the health of individual people.
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
    Learn how to gather and interpret health data and improve health outcomes for your community.
  • Approaches to public health
    Understand how theoretical principles can help you solve public health problems.
  • Policy and practice
    Learn how to create policies that can improve health outcomes and develop practices that promote better health in your community.
  • Leadership
    Develop the confidence to lead public health initiatives.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career pathways

Graduate ready to work in the sector you choose. You can be confident taking positions in healthcare, community, research and policy with titles like policy, evaluation or health promotion officer, researcher, community development worker and more. The projected job growth rate for health management careers is 18.6% and Payscale reports they earn an average salary of $99,750.