Master of Public Health - Master of Global Development

Be equipped to address pressing public health and development issues relevant to tropical Australia and the Asia-Pacific. This joint degree is highly attuned to the development challenges of the next decade — which will be significantly shaped by the legacies of COVID-19. Explore subjects that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and graduate with the skills and expertise to contribute to the sustainability and wellbeing of communities in the Tropics and around the world.

A unique qualification

Australia’s first pan-university program in global health and development

Create a brighter future

Become a change-maker with specialist skills and knowledge

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services


This course may require some on-campus attendance


  • Online: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent

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Real stories

  • Nathan Dawes studies Master of Public Health


    Nathan Dawes

    Master of Public Health

    ĢƵ’s Public Health courses are facilitated by dedicated, experienced staff who recognise each student as an individual and with a unique set of postgraduate circumstances. A must do for any health care practitioner wishing to further themselves.

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    Joyce Gehr

    Master of Global Development

    The Global Development program offered me a great blend of theoretical knowledge and opportunities for professional development through hands-on learning and work-placement opportunities. It truly made my postgraduate experience memorable, enriching, challenging and a worthwhile investment.

  • Headshot of Kearrin_Sims


    Kearrin Sims

    Course Coordinator, Global Development

    The MPH-MGlobDev brings together leading expertise in global health and development. In addition to studying public health systems, management and disease control, the program will provide you with a complex understanding of social and cultural determinants of health and wellbeing from the local to the global scale.

  • Stephanie Topp Associate Professor in Global Health and Development


    Professor Stephanie Topp

    Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

    MPH-MGlobDev students will benefit from studying at ĢƵ’s tropical campuses with work-integrated learning that taps into the global networks and real-world experience of lecturers, and focuses on the unique development and public health concerns of Northern Australia, the Western Pacific and South East Asia regions.