Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health focuses on the comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. Learning opportunities are aimed at developing the essential knowledge and required skills to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues, including evaluation of public health programs and disaster planning and management. We know you’re busy with your career and life, so we offer a great mix of flexible on-campus and online study.

Master of Public Health


Full Time: 2 Years (Available Part Time)*

Next Start Date

04 March 2024

22 July 2024

Closing Date

Parramatta South UAC 950512 Online UAC 950513
Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual fee from $11,885

Additional Information

Program Code: 4702

CRICOS Code: 014002E

Plan a healthier future

As one of Australia’s premier health sciences education institutions, Western is internationally renowned for its teaching and research across both clinical and non-clinical health sciences. This is why graduates from our Master of Public Health are so highly sought-after. The Master of Public Health provides students with the ability to assess all determinants of health, including broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. It provides you with in-depth knowledge on global and public health issues and determinants from broader social and environmental factors to physical risk. You will receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue. This degree also offers a variety of study areas including communicable diseases, policy analysis and economic evaluation, allowing you to focus on your topics interests. Our graduates are able to identify social factors affecting health and examine implications for policy, health systems and different groups. Completion of this program will equip you with the skills to analyse and interpret results from quantitative data collections in order to interpret health status and health impacts. Graduates of this program will be exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to facilitate insight into contemporary public health issues. Students will develop skills and professional development in the fields of health policy, social determinants of health, epidemiology, biostatistics, applied research and evidenced based practice, as well as an understanding of recent developments in the discipline. Note: The Master of Public Health is a 2-year program, however, students may seek advanced standing to enrol in 1-year or 1.5-year programs, based on an assessment of their undergraduate degree and professional experience.

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What you can expect to study

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Career Opportunities

Explore careers in areas as diverse as community work, hospital administration, occupational health and safety, health promotion and environmental health. The Master of Public Health also provides a strong platform for a Master of Research or PhD.



"The first time I visited the campus, I fell in love with its beautiful architecture, well equipped labs, and ever helping staff."

— Sadia Mughal, Master of Public Health and Master of Health Science

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Entry requirements for domestic students

Please consult the handbook for more information regarding entry requirements for this course.

You can read more about special requirements here.

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Entry requirements for international students

**Please note, if this course lists a part-time option, this is not available to International Students on a Student Visa.

Please consult the handbook for more information regarding entry requirements for this course.

You can read more about international academic entry requirements here.

Indicative annual fee

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Apply as a Domestic Student

If you are a domestic student, you can apply through our Western Application system which is free of charge.

Domestic students are:

  • Australian Citizens
  • New Zealand Citizens
  • Australian permanent residents
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders


Western Sydney University recognises and rewards students who demonstrate community engagement, outstanding academic ability and superior leadership skills. Donor-funded scholarships are also available, providing support for students based on both academic achievements and equity considerations. There are also scholarships available for specific degrees. 

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Apply as an International Student

If you are an international student, you can apply for free through our international student application system or through an agent representative.

International students are:

  • Not an Australian citizen;
  • Not a New Zealand citizen; and
  • Not a permanent resident of Australia.

Admission to Western Sydney University is on the basis of meeting minimum academic and English language requirements. For more information about tuition fees and other costs, visit the Fees and Costs page.


When you apply to Western, you’re automatically assessed for a Scholarship, no additional application required! We’re offering multi-year scholarships (for up to 3 years) valued at $6,000 or $3,000 and even 50% off tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

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Want to know more?

We're here to provide clarity.

If you're uncertain about your study journey, enquire about our program today and gain the confidence to move forward.

Australian students
1300 668 370

International students
+61 2 9852 5499

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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Full Time: 6 Months (Available Part Time)*

Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Full Time: 1 Year (Available Part Time)*

Master of Primary Health Care

Full Time: 1 Year (Available Part Time)

The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.