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The 2-year Master International Public Health / Master of Public Health (Extension) dual program is an innovative approach to postgraduate health education enabling candidates to specialise in public health in international developing country contexts as well as Australia and other developed countries. The dual program meets a well-recognised need to strengthen public health capacities within Australia and internationally.

The Master of International Public Health (MIPH) is recognised as a sought after qualification in international health. Many graduates of MIPH or similar programs have found employment with international aid organisations. The Master of Public Health (MPH) is widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. The MPH (Extension) will provide an opportunity for high achieving students to extend their studies by completing additional courses and a research project in public health.

Graduates of the dual MIPH / MPH (Extn) program are equipped with specialised professional knowledge and skills to work in health departments, with non-government organisations, and with international and bi-lateral aid agencies both internationally and in Australia. The program cultivates sophisticated knowledge and skills in public health that can be applied to a broad range of highly complex population health issues in local and global settings including resource constrained, middle income and developed countries. Graduates acquire a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, social determinants of health, health promotion, population health research methods, and health program and policy design, implementation and evaluation, and research skills. The program fosters judgment-ready critically reflexive practitioners who are able to contribute to improving public health outcomes in diverse settings drawing on a global health perspective.



Study Level


Typical duration

2 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, Fully online

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of International Public Health - MIPH
Master of Public Health (Extension) - MPH(Extn)



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Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Compulsory courses - 24 UOC
2. International Public Health prescribed elective courses - 18 UOC
3. Prescribed elective courses - 30 UOC
4. Extension research project and elective courses - 24 UOC

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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