Graduate Certificate in Medical Anthropology

The School of Anthropology offers a graduate certificate in medical anthropology for motivated health science professionals, scholars from the developing world, and social scientists in the U.S. who have been trained at institutions that do not offer specialized training in medical anthropology.

Course Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Anthropology requires the completion of 12 credit hours. These include 9 units earned in coursework (see course list and conditions below) and a three-credit research project resulting in a publishable paper or defendable grant proposal. The certificate is a variable schedule program that can be completed in two to four years.

  • ANTH 536A- Medical Anthropology, 3 units
  • ANTH 605- Qualitative Research Methods and Proposal Writing, 3 units
  • An elective seminar approved by the director, 3 units
  • An independent study that results in either a submittable article draft or grant application, 3 units

For more information on the program, visit the Graduate College Catalog.