Health and human services management


Take your health career to the next level. Equip yourself with the knowledge required of high-level health management professionals. Learn how to lead and administrate healthcare services and hospitals through to welfare and non-government organisations.

Public Health at Deakin: ranked in the top 200 worldwide*
Master of Health and Human Services Management: offered fully online, study anywhere

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates of the Master of Health and Human Services Management exist in:

  • government departments and agencies
  • hospitals and primary healthcare services
  • non-government organisations
  • welfare organisations.

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for local and international agencies in:

  • divisions of general practice
  • health administration departments
  • hospitals and associated networks
  • public health.

*2019 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

This course helped my career as I now have a relevant and practical degree, which is sought after in the healthcare industry.

Louisa Whitwam

Master of Health and Human Services Management

Advance your career

The unique combination of units from public health, economics, management and business administration will help develop your leadership and management skills in health. These skills are relevant for hospitals through to disability services and will give you a career edge over your peers.

Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course before moving on to our specialised postgraduate programs.
Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other health sciences and allied health and nursing and midwifery disciplines.

Are you working or studying in this area?

If you've completed an undergraduate course or have professional experience in this field, Deakin's postgraduate offering will help you reach your career goals.

Research with us

If you're passionate about health and human services management, you can also complete a higher degree by research. Research can be undertaken through our research groups.

Learn more about researching with us

Further your research abilities and become an indispensable expert in your field. As this degree covers two distinct areas, we have two major resources to help with your research enquiries.

Research related to this discipline is conducted by the following groups:

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