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Masters in Public Health

If you’re keen to make a real difference in the world, studying a Masters in Public Health degree could be incredibly rewarding. If you’re committed to improving the health of people all over the world, you’ll find that studying public health can lead to a range of rewarding and important public health careers.

Global health concerns such as AIDS, avian bird flu, SARS, malnutrition, global warming and the recent Ebola virus have significantly increased awareness and understanding of the critical importance of public health in today’s global society.

If you’re interested in bringing your skills to make a contribution to this field, click on the tabs below for information about Masters in Public Health degrees, entry requirements, specializations and a range of public health careers.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a public health degree include:

  • Analytical skills in areas including statistics, epidemiology, sociology, social and cultural anthropology, social psychology, political science, economics and the science of management and organization
  • The ability to analyze and interpret complex problems, and think about ways in which they can be resolved
  • Understanding of healthcare policy
  • Ability to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and adjust programs, policies and healthcare interventions
  • Communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to combine findings from public health research and practical experience
  • A global understanding of current public health issues
  • The ability to evaluate the complex tools that needed to meet the public health requirements of a population in a given area.