Medical Anthropology Track:
At the M.A. level, the Medical Track offers focused training in methods and theories of applied medical anthropology, preparing students for careers in government and non-governmental health agencies, community-based organizations, and medical fields. Many students also choose to pursue doctoral studies at USF or elsewhere.
At the doctoral level, students receive more advanced training and research experience, and will be prepared for both academic and practicing positions. Most doctoral students are able to gain teaching experience, frequently as instructors for their own course sections.
At both levels, students pursue a wide range of fields, such as reproductive and sexual health, environment and health, nutrition, and more. Students work in areas around the world, most frequently in the United States, Latin America/Caribbean, and Africa. For a summary of course requirements and associated faculty, click here.
Students in both M.A. and Ph.D. programs may opt to simultaneously pursue an optional concentration in Biocultural Medical Anthropology by choosing elective courses from an approved list. In addition, many students are interested in the dual degree program offered in collaboration with the College of Public Health.
See some of the current USF research in Medical Anthropology: