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

Required

Required

1. ANT 621 - Seminar in Ethnology

1. DPH 601 - Introduction to Community Health Practice

2. ANT 631 - Seminar in Archaeology

2. DPH 622 - Epidemiology

3. ANT 641 - Seminar in Physical Anthropology

3. DPH 623 - Biostatistics

4. ANT 698 - Thesis (6 hours)

4. DPH 625 - Health Administration

5. ANT 542 - Medical Anthropology

5. DPH 655 - Environmental Health

 6. DPH 611 - Internship in Public Health 3-9 hrs.

Electives (12 hours)

Electives

1. ANT 524 - Religion and Healing

1. DPH 508 - Health Education Methods

2. ANT 529 - Topics in Cultural Anthropology

2. DPH 609 - Community Health Education Planning

3. ANT 526 - American Folklore

3. DPH 620 - Chronic Disease Epidemiology

4. ANT 541 - Human Variation

4. DPH 627 - Health Policy

5. ANT 545 - Bioarchaeology

5. DPH 657 - Healthcare Financial Management

6. ANT 692 - Special Problems

6. DPH 722 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology

7. SOC 523 - Sociology of Health

 

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