This dual degree program combines public health practice and applied anthropological methods for students interested in having a public health anthropology focus. The degree consists of 63 credit hours (80% of the 45 credit hours required for the Master of Public Health  and 75% of the 33 credit hours required for the Master of Arts in Anthropology ). The time to degree completion is 3 years (6 Fall/Spring semesters plus 1 Summer semester).
For the MPH, students complete the 5 core courses (15 credit hours), the 3 credit hour applied learning experience or internship, and the 18 credit hours associated with either the Community Health Practice or the Epidemiology concentration. For the M.A. in Anthropology, students complete 15 core credit hours with a focus on theory and ethnographic methods and then complete the 18 credit hour practicum option.
Interested students must submit a separate application to each program. Each program’s admission committee independently reviews applicants with respect to that degree program. Applicants may be offered admission into neither, one, or both programs. Students admitted into both programs may opt for the dual degree program or to matriculate into only the MPH or only the M.A. in Anthropology program. Students already having matriculated into either the MPH or M.A. program who desire to add the dual degree option must apply and gain admission to the other program no later than the end of their first semester of matriculation.
Combined Core Courses (30 credit hours)
Take the following required core courses from both Public Health and Anthropology: