Case Western Reserve University, Department of Anthropology
10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland OH United States
Phone+1 216.368.3703
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General Description / Special Programs

The graduate program focuses on the field of medical anthropology and global health and includes training in international health, psychological/psychiatric anthropology, and the biocultural bases of health. The department offers a joint MA/MPH and PhD/MPH program as well as a joint MD/MA and MD/PhD program with the School of Medicine. An intensive one-year terminal MA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health is available. Many opportunities for relevant coursework and research collaborations are found throughout the university. These include the Center for Global Health and Diseases in the School of Medicine, the Center on Aging and Health, and the Schubert Center for Child Studies, as well as relevant interdisciplinary programs, including Childhood Studies, Asian Studies, Evolutionary Biology, Women's Studies, and Ethnic Studies.

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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major; MD-PhD, MD/MA, MA/MPH, PhD/MPH
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
30 credit hours of approved courses in addition to college requirements.
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 30 units course work, statistics, 6-hour written examination
MA/MS Specializations Medical Anthropology and Global Health
PhD Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements 36 units course work beyond MA, written candidacy exams, 2 oral exams, dissertation prospectus, dissertation defense, fieldwork (except in special circumstances).
Phd Specializations Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Applicants may request consideration for departmental graduate assistantships that provide tuition and stipend for 4-5 years. Contact the department for more information.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Department computer and word processing labs; 490 square feet anthropology lab; Hamman-Todd Osteological Collections (3300 human; 350 nonhuman primates), HRAF

Publications

Graduate Discourse Journal and The Anthropologist (department newsletter)

Certs Offered 0
Contacts
  • Janet McGrath
    Primary Contact
    Professor and Chair; Associate Professor of International Health
    US(+1) 2163682287
Affiliations
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
January 10th for MA/PhD program August 1st for intensive one year MA
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Association, Graduate Discourse
Anthropology Club Advisor: Katia Almeida/Lawrence Greksa
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1