Information Session: Are you applying for Master of Applied Epidemiology 2025?

Do you want to be on the frontline addressing public health threats? Do you want to develop sound skills in field epidemiology and to be able to use these to make a difference? If so, the MAE is for you. Join us at this online event for insights, Q&A sessions, and more. Don't miss out!

Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE)

The Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) Program is Australia’s long-standing and globally recognised Field Epidemiology Training Program. This is a *22-month research degree that emphasises learning by doing. You will spend the majority of your time in a field placement (typically a government health department or other appropriate health organisation) conducting useful and important projects under the supervision of a field and academic supervisor while supported via a tax-free scholarship of $64,273 in 2025 with an increase in 2026 to $66,908 per annum (*pro rata over 22 months).

The MAE has been run by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University since 1991. The scholars before you have investigated over 500 outbreaks, including important roles in the COVID-19 pandemic, established, evaluated, and strengthened multiple surveillance systems, and conducted important projects into communicable and non-communicable diseases. Many have gone on to hold senior positions in health in Australia or work with international organisations including the World Health Organization. The MAE is committed to supporting First Nations Scholars. Fifteen per cent of graduates are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons. Hear from some of our First Nations graduates.

First Nations Scholars can apply for top-up scholarships. For more information see the Leonard Broom HDR Scholarship.

If you are interested in the MAE, please see the MAE website and How to Apply Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) (Australia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program) | ANU College of Health & Medicine

The application portal will open on 16 May. The portal will provide the application requirements.

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