Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$57,600
Domestic tuition: NZ$12,648

Program overview

The Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health (MSAPH) combines expertise on public health issues with GIS technologies. Spatial health data is fundamental to assess hazards from environmental exposure, and the impact of health intervention towards the well-being of communities. Geospatial analysts can use spatial data to determine important health demographics such as disease causation and spread prevention, disaster risk factors, genetic disease likelihood, physical and mental behavioural trends, and economic affect. These issues are on the rise and experts are needed globally. he MSAPH includes seven compulsory courses, and a project over the summer at a workplace or with direct relevance to a community. The MSAPH contains 180 points of coursework, including a 60-point community project.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Students should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in their undergraduate degree, and have some basic previous experience in GIS and statistics. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Graduates with geospatial science and health analytical skills will find themselves well-suited to work as spatial analysts, health policy makers, GIS software developers, environmental health officers, statisticians, and administrators in health research groups, DHBs, health ministries, and other public health sector organisations.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand