Course Description

Gain the skills and knowledge required to make a difference in low and middle income countries with our Master of International Public Health. You will learn strategies to develop programs sensitive to local cultures in the developing world and deliver transformative programs in countries with limited resources.

This program will enable you to improve the lives of some of the world's most disadvantaged people. It covers control of infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS, as well as the new epidemic of non-communicable diseases.

You will be taught by academics that are active within the international public health community and have specialised experience working in a wide range of developing countries. With students coming from all over the world, you will be part of a cohort that allows you to share experiences and learn from your peers as well as your teachers.

With the Master of International Public Health program, you will have the opportunity for international placements and enjoy flexible study that you can tailor to suit your needs.

Our graduates work in a range of international settings including the World Health Organization, Medecins San Frontiers and Oxfam, as well as bilateral aid agencies and international ministries of health.

The Master of International Public Health is suitable for graduates in a related field or graduates in an unrelated field with two years' work experience in health or international development. This program is offered online and may be completed full time or part time.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $29,000 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,050 total course cost.

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.2% (national average 70.8%)
Improved skills: 80.2% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.7% (national average 84.4%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.4% (national average 84.2%)
Studying full time: 7.4% (national average 6.5%)
Median full time salary: $75,000 (national average $83,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 054758G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAINPUHE2000

Entry Requirements

IELTS: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing