Doctor of Public Health

Study Area

Health,Medicine and Pharmacy

Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time

March, July

Standard Duration

4 Years

About the Course

The Doctor of Public Health is a professional doctorate degree awarded on completion of an approved program of coursework and a supervised independent and original investigation of a significant problem in public health, presented as a thesis. This degree will prepare you for leadership positions in public health organisations that require advanced analytical or conceptual capabilities. This degree The program comprises of one year of coursework followed by two years of research. Progression to the research component of the degree requires a credit (65%) average in the coursework subjects, the development of a suitable research proposal, and successful completion of a qualifying examination. Your individual coursework programs will be decided in conjunction with your intended research supervisor and the Head of School. What you will study In the first year of this degree you will study subjects covering social determinants of health, epidemiology and statistics, and health research methodology. In the final two years of study you will undertake your thesis on either a full-time or part- time basis.


Average Score

At Least 60%


6.5 overall and individual band scores of 6.0

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking