Dual Master's Program in Anthropology and Public Health

The dual program allows students interested in Anthropology and Public Health to complete requirements for each degree simultaneously.  The combination of disciplines prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities in the public, voluntary, and private community health sectors.  Training in social and behavioral studies, statistics, disease epidemiology, and data analysis from the Department of Community Health Sciences combined with training in physical anthropology, ethnology, and archaeology from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, afford an opportunity for the graduates to manage programs concerning health and disease as related to diverse populations with specific cultural backgrounds and associated needs. 

Emphases available within the MPH degree include 1) Epidemiology and Biostatistics  The basic coursework is outlined below:               

Anthropology

Public Health

1. ANT 621 - Seminar in Ethnology

1. CHS 622 - Epidemiology

2. ANT 631 - Seminar in Archaeology

2. CHS 623 - Biostatistics

3. ANT 641 - Seminar in Pysical Anthropology

3. CHS 625 - Health Administration

4. ANT 698 - Thesis (6 hours)

4. CHS 655 - Environmental Health

5. ANT 542 - Medical Anthropology

5. CHS 656 - Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health

6. CHS 611 - Internship (3-9 hours)

Choose four courses from the following

7. CHS 620 - Communicable and Chronic Diseases

1. ANT 524 - Religion and Healing

8. CHS 680 - Research Methods

2. ANT 529 - Topics in Applied Anthropology

9. CHS 722 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology

3. ANT 526 - Ethnographic Field Methods

10. CHS 723 - Biostatistics II

4. ANT 541 - Human Variation

11. CHS 785 - Data Analysis and Management

5. ANT 545 - Bioarchaeology

 

6. ANT 692 - Special Problems

 

7. SOC 523 - Sociology of Health

 

 If you would like further information concerning this program, please contact
Dr. Marie Danforth (Anthropology and Sociology) or Dr. Laura Malone (Community Health)