University of Melbourne School of Population Health

The University of Melbourne
School of Population Health
207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Parkville 3010 VIC Australia
13 MELB (13 6352)

MPH Program Overview

The University of Melbourne MPH will teach you to both recognize and seek to understand what causes health and disease to occur in various populations. You also will seek to understand the molecular basis of diseases, and what are the influences of various physical, social and cultural environments. A strong emphasis shall be placed on disease prevention and injury, and also promoting good health and well being. This MPH program has a strong focus on the services and systems that society puts into place to influence these aims.

Professionals who graduate with the Melbourne MPH will ready you for a career as a leader in both public health and health care. It is an ideal program for students who have a strong previous record of academic achievement, and who derive great satisfaction from knowing that they will be able to improve the health outcomes for many people.

MPH Curriculum and Courses

Most students who study at Melbourne focus in one of these areas:

  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Gender and Women’s Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Economics
  • Health Program Evaluation
  • Health Social Sciences
  • Sexual Health
  • Indigenous Health

Also, as a student at Melbourne, you will be able to consolidate your specialist training as you complete a capstone experience, which will synthesize your knowledge integration. It will allow you to apply the knowledge that you gain in the program to real world, public health situations that will result in positive outcomes. You have the option to complete a research project with a public health expert, or a professional practice placement with a recognized organization.

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MPH Admissions

The Selection Committee shall evaluate your ability to study in the MPH program successfully by evaluating your bachelor’s degree program, your resume, your references, a personal interview and your statement of purpose.

MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

The total cost of this program is approximately $27,000 US per year. All financial aid inquiries should be directed to the financial aid bureau at the university. Both scholarships and assistantships are available for highly qualified domestic and international students.

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