Degrees: Dual Degree Program
Dual Masters Program
The Dual Masters degree program allows students to pursue a concurrent program of study leading to both the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Applied Anthropology and the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in one of eight concentration areas within Public Health: Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Communicable Disease, Healthcare Organizations and Management, Health Policy and Programs, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Education, Global Health. Students wanting to complete a dual degree involving a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H. degree) should take this up on a case-by-case basis with their committees. Students must choose a concentration area and degree program when they apply to the program, but this can be changed once the student has been admitted, provided they qualify.
Students interested in combining a program of study leading to a doctorate plus master’s degrees have two choices: they may obtain a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology with an M.P.H. in a public health concentration; or they may obtain a Ph.D. in Public Health with an M.A. in Applied Anthropology. For the doctoral/masters combination, students develop individual programs of study in consultation with an interdisciplinary academic advisory committee. The committee must approve the plan of study as well as the proposal to fulfill the thesis and dissertation requirements or dissertation and special project requirements through a single project. Students choose a concentration area when they apply to the program, but this can be changed once the student has been admitted to the program, provided they qualify. For students who have previously earned an M.P.H., alone or as part of another dual degree program (e.g., Nursing and Public Health), the previous education at the M.A. level will count toward the Ph.D. external specialization requirement in Anthropology.
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