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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 22, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, MPH/PhD, Anthropology

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This program is a collaboration between the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department Anthropology and the School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.  The MPH/PhD joint degree program prepares anthropologists for research, teaching, and program planning/evaluation for specialization in the cultural, social, and behavioral aspects of health and health care in either a domestic or international setting.

The MPH/PhD joint degree is designed to be completed in four to five years including time for dissertation research. The BCHS requirements for the MPH/PhD joint degree are listed below.  Students should refer to the Department of Anthropology  for the most current PhD requirements.

  • 45 Public Health credits (6 credits of public health-relevant electives taken in Anthropology can be applied tot he 45 credit requirement)
  • 87 total credits, including coursework, research and fieldwork
  • practicum
  • essay or thesis (Anthropology dissertation fulfills this requirement)

Total School of Public Health Credits: 45

Total Joint Degree Credits: 87

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