MA in Anthropology/Master of Public Health

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the joint degree program, applicants must meet the admissions criteria of both programs and be admitted to each through separate applications. Consult the School of Public Health Catalog for information on the admission requirements of the MPH program. Joint degree students must take their MPH training in either Community Health Sciences (CHS) or Epidemiology.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 71–76.
  • Course Work
Required Courses
Anthropology and Global Heath Core (12 hours)
Foundations in Anthropology and Global Health I
Foundations in Anthropology and Global Health II
Anthropology and Global Health Integrative Seminar
Anthropology Core (18 hours)
Social and Cultural Theory I
Social and Cultural Theory II
Theory and Method in Archaeology
Hominid, Phylogeny and Adaptations
Graduate Seminar in Anthropology
School of Public Health Core (20 hours)
Determinants Population Health
Analytic and Research Methods
Public Health Syst, Pol, & Mgm
Applied Practice Experience
Integrative Learning Exp
6–8 hours chosen in consultation with graduate advisors
  • Students select one of two areas in Public Health:
  1. Community Health Sciences
  2. Epidemiology
Community Health Sciences Core (15 hours)
Community Assessment
PH Planning & Evaluation
Res Meths In Comm Hlth
Hlth Educ & Hlth Promotion
Select one of the following:
Long Term Care Policy
MCH Policy and Advocacy
Intro Public Health Policy
Epidemiology Core (18 hours)
Intermediate Epidemiolog Mthds
Epidemiologic Computing
Epid Infectious Diseases
Epid Non-Infectious Diseases
Current Epid Literature
Biostatistics II
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Field experience and capstone project required. No other options available.
  • Other Requirements Students in the joint program will have two advisors, one from the Department of Anthropology faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and one from the Community Health Sciences or Epidemiology program in the School of Public Health.