Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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

Set for success

Five-star employment rate* *GUG 2020

Access the best

State-of-the-art facilities


Work where it matters most


Online study is only available to off-shore students


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



+estimated annual tuition fee
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1.5 years full-time

Part-time study available for online students

Entry Requirements

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



Course detail

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