Case Western Reserve University, Department of Anthropology
Phone+1 216.368.2264
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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 Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA major; MD-PhD, MD/MA, MA/MPH, PhD/MPH
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
MA/MS Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
MA/ MS Requirements 30 units course work, statistics, 6-hour written examination
PhD Field Areas
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Phd Requirements 36 units course work beyond MA, written candidacy exams, 2 oral exams, dissertation prospectus, dissertation defense, fieldwork (except in special circumstances)
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
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


Graduate Discourse Journal and The Anthropologist (department newsletter)

Certs Offered 0
  • Janet McGrath
    Primary Contact
    Professor and Chair; Director of Graduate Programs; Associate Professor of International Health
    US(+1) 2163682287
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Association, Graduate Discourse
Anthropology Club Advisor: Lawrence P. Greksa
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1