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University of Sydney School of Public Health in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Public Health

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University and Faculty: University of Sydney
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Programs: Master of Public Health
University Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 5 million
Student Population: 60,000
Campus Location: Camperdown Campus (option for distance education delivery mode)
Program Duration: 1.5 years
Semester Intakes: March and July each year
Next Avail. Intake: July 2019
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $46,500 AUD (2019)

Beginning in 2019, the Univeristy of Sydney will expand its Master of Public Health degree to 1.5 years of study, providing you with the time to specialise in your chosen field and the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of professional placements.

The Master of Public Health at the Sydney School of Public Health focuses on the prevention of illness and the promotion of health. Learning opportunities are aimed at developing the essential knowledge and required skills of practitioners in the practice of public health, including the effective management of community health problems to improve conditions and outcomes.

Diverse placement opportunities
You will have the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of professional placements and apply knowledge learnt in class to real-world projects with location-based organisations.

Specialise in your chosen field
The new 1.5-year Master of Public Health will provide you the time needed to build competency and gain skills from a wide range of public health electives, allowing you specialise in an area that interests you and boosts your career prospects. You will be able to choose your elective units from within one of four specialisations:

  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Communicable disease control
  • Health promotion and advocacy
  • Research methods


Graduate Opportunities

The Master of Public Health leads to hands on careers in public health, such as working with people in the field, as well as research-oriented jobs which involve conducting studies and examining overall health trends.

Careers in public health include working as a public health officer in government health departments; health education/promotion officer; clinical research manager; health information manager or health project manager.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

The Master of Public Health requires an undergraduate degree in public health, medicine, medical science, nursing, allied health (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry), dentistry, veterinary science, education, communication and journalism, science, arts, psychology, social science, political science, policy analysis, government, international relations, engineering, architecture, mathematics, law, economics, commerce, business, accounting or marketing for admission.

In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.


Application Deadlines: January 30 for the March intake; June 29 for the July intake; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Meghan Strank

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