Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Specialise in public health issues relevant to tropical Australia, surrounding nations and developing countries.

Five stars

for full-time employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services


in Australia for median graduate salary ($110,800)* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Health Services

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

^estimated annual tuition fee

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


1.5 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline; or equivalent

Course Code


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Real stories

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    Angus Lane (MBBS)

    Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    The lecturers and academic staff are a real highlight for me. They are engaged, passionate and up-to-date on world affairs, and have always been approachable for advice, support or to further cultivate your interest in public health or tropical medicine.

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    Dr Faith Alele

    Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    I had a beautiful experience at JCU. The support was extraordinary and beyond my expectations. Now when I have the opportunity to work in the public health sector I can do things much more differently compared to when I was working without the knowledge gained in my Public Health and Tropical Medicine degree.

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    Associate Professor Stephanie Topp

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

    In Public Health and Tropical Medicine, we have an unusually broad range of subjects that allows students to tailor their Master degree to meet any one of the many options that public health graduates have. This includes aeromedical retrieval, tropical medicine, communicable disease control and humanitarian work