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University of Wollongong (UOW)

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Doctor of Public Health

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Public Health is a professional doctorate degree awarded on completion of an approved program of coursework and a supervised independent and original investigation of a significant problem in public health, presented as a thesis.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
216, 087686A
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$34,560 per year / $138,240 total

About this course

The Doctor of Public Health is a professional doctorate degree awarded on completion of an approved program of coursework and a supervised independent and original investigation of a significant problem in public health, presented as a thesis. This degree will prepare you for leadership positions in public health organisations that require advanced analytical or conceptual capabilities.

This degree

The program comprises of one year of coursework followed by two years of research. Progression to the research component of the degree requires a credit (65%) average in the coursework subjects, the development of a suitable research proposal, and successful completion of a qualifying examination. Your individual coursework programs will be decided in conjunction with your intended research supervisor and the Head of School.

What you will study

In the first year of this degree you will study subjects covering social determinants of health, epidemiology and statistics, and health research methodology. In the final two years of study you will undertake your thesis on either a full-time or part- time basis.

Entry requirements

- A recognised Master of Public Health degree, or equivalent, with at least a credit average.
- A recognised Honours Bachelor degree of at least Class II Division 2 in a relevant discipline, followed by the equivalent of one year full time study approved as relevant by the course coordinator..
Preferably a student should have two or more years of appropriate professional experience and have demonstrated potential capacity for leadership in the area of specialisation. Applicants must submit a record of professional experience with the names of two appropriate referees.
Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

    Level of Study
    Bachelor

    Study locations

    Wollongong

    Graduate outcomes

    Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at University of Wollongong (UOW).
    90.2%
    Overall satisfaction
    87.7%
    Skill scale
    83.6%
    Teaching scale
    83.9%
    Employed full-time
    $90k
    Average salary