Why study public health with UQ

We give graduates the knowledge and skills they need to define, monitor, critically assess and manage public health problems in a changing world.

Public Health graduates inform health policy, lead health services reform and stay abreast of newer health concerns such as diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDs, and injury prevention, as well as more traditional concerns such as under-nutrition and communicable diseases. 

Our flagship Master of Public Health (MPH) program is the first in Asia Pacific to achieve Curriculum Validation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), one of the leading accrediting bodies for MPH programs in the world. This validation confirms that the curriculum adheres to European standards for a modern comprehensive degree and contains the basic structure and core content expected from a Master of Public Health program.

Why Choose

Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy lifestyles. It offers a rewarding career that suits many people from a variety of backgrounds including health, science, education and the social sciences.

If you are curious, enjoy solving problems and have a desire to make a lasting impact on the health of communities and populations then a degree in Public Health may be for you.