The master’s degree program requires students to take twelve of the program’s courses (36 credit hours). All Medical Anthropology courses are delivered on-line and students may take them in any sequence. Students work in consultation with their academic advisor to create an individualized program of study, and will select, together with their advisor, a thesis path (Field Research  or Library Research) or non-thesis Practicum path, which includes a capstone paper.

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade average throughout the graduate program. Creighton undergraduate students can, in their final semester before graduation, take 600-level courses of this program upon approval by the Program Director.

(Effective Spring 2017)

M.A., Medical Anthropology requirements (36 credits):

Required preparatory courses to be completed before taking any other courses:
Orientation to Creighton
Required courses:15
Writing for Graduate Students
Seminar in Medical Anthropology
Public Health Anthropology: Bridging Differences
Global Health: Local Realities and Global Forces
Methods I: Quantitative Research Analysis
Methods II: Qualitative Field Research Methods
Select one of the following:9
Field Research and Thesis Writing
Library Research and Thesis Writing
Practicum and Program Development
Electives:12
Students are encouraged to select four of the following courses. In consultation with the student's advisors, it is also possible to select graduate courses offered by other Creighton programs, particularly courses from the Master's in Public Health program, provided the courses help students to meet the MMA program learning goals. 1
Definitions of Health - Implications for Care: A Comparative Approach 2
Social Epidemiology
Food, Culture, and Nutritional Health
Social Science Approaches to Understanding Disease: Cancer
Cultural Competency in Health Care
Health Care and Health Services: Anthropological Perspectives
Rural Health Issues and Initiatives
Indigenous Health Issues
Social and Cultural Contexts of Health Care
Rescue and Transplantation: Manifestations of Scarcity and Power in U.S. Health Care
Total Credits36
1

Consult the Master's in Public Health section of the catalog for course options. The  MMA Program Learning Goals are listed under Overview in the Medical Anthropology catalog section.

2

 Students are encouraged to take MMA 561 Definitions of Health - Implications for Care: A Comparative Approach. This interdisciplinary study-abroad summer course explores different understandings of health and how these influence responses to illness and disease, perceptions of caregiving, and policies pertaining to public health and health care during a two-weeks’ stay in Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Budapest (Hungary) with visits at various formal and alternative health care organizations.

(Effective through Fall 2016)

M.A., Medical Anthropology requirements (36 credits):

Required preparatory courses to be completed before taking any other courses:
Orientation to Creighton
Required courses:21
Writing for Graduate Students
Seminar in Medical Anthropology
Public Health Anthropology: Bridging Differences
Global Health: Local Realities and Global Forces
Health Care and Health Services: Anthropological Perspectives
Rural Health Issues and Initiatives
Methods I: Quantitative Research Analysis
Methods II: Qualitative Field Research Methods
Select one of the following:9
Field Research and Thesis Writing
Library Research and Thesis Writing
Practicum and Program Development
Electives:6
Students are encouraged to select two of the following courses. In consultation with the student's advisors, it is also possible to select graduate courses offered by other Creighton programs, particularly courses from the Master's in Public Health program, provided the courses help students to meet the MMA program learning goals. 1
Social Epidemiology
Food, Culture, and Nutritional Health
Social Science Approaches to Understanding Disease: Cancer
Cultural Competency in Health Care
Indigenous Health Issues
Social and Cultural Contexts of Health Care
Rescue and Transplantation: Manifestations of Scarcity and Power in U.S. Health Care
Total Credits36
1

 Consult the Master's in Public Health section of the catalog for course options. The MMA Program Learning Goals are listed under Overview in the Medical Anthropology catalog section.