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University of Melbourne

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Master of Veterinary Public Health

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) provides practical education and training.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug
Domestic Fees
$57,465 total

About this course

The Master of Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) provides practical education and training. As an existing veterinarian, animal scientist or animal health worker, it will prepare you so you can contribute effectively in animal disease responses, both in Australia and internationally.

Study locations


What you will learn

Specialised training

Undertake specialised training in responding to animal health emergencies, particularly those with a potential public health consequence, with the Master of Veterinary Public Health.

Subjects studied

Study the selection and interpretation of laboratory tests; project management; advanced disease recognition and control; risk communication; epidemiology; selection and evaluation of control options; simulation exercises and preparedness planning.

Develop scientific and professional skills

Take on a range of disciplines in veterinary science, management, leadership and risk communication.

Masters of Veterinary Public Health student Sarah Hall in Nepal.


You can see the course structure and details of individual subjects available for study here.


Please contact vet-publichealth@unimelb.edu.au for instructions on how to apply for individual subjects in the Master of Veterinary Public Health.

How to apply

Applications Now Open

Once you are ready to apply you will need to prepare the following documents to submit with your application:

  • A personal statement in the form of a cover letter, detailing:
    1. Your interest in Veterinary Public Health, the management of animal diseases, and this course,
    2. Explaining how your career has reached this point, and
    3. How you see completing this course will advance your career.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Documentation to show that you meet the English Language Requirements

    Reliable internet access with at least a medium speed connection and a personal computer are essential for undertaking this online program. The content is accessed through your web browser. Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent software packages are necessary for assessment tasks, assignments and some class exercises.