Exciting New 1-Yr. M.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health including a Certificate in Global Health!


Case Western Reserve

The Anthropology Department at Case Western Reserve University, a pioneer in the field of Medical Anthropology, offers an intensive 2 semester (1-year) M.A. program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. The CWRU program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health prepares students to meet the challenges of a globalized world. The program provides conceptual, topical and research understanding of the biocultural basis of health and illness and the interface between disease/illness-culture-biology-society designed to serve the needs of students seeking to attend medical school, work professionally in the medical arena or allied health sciences or to go on to Ph.D. programs.

CWRU offers a rolling admissions process with no application deadline!

This unique program provides students with advanced training on issues such as:

  • the complex relationships between culture, society and health/illness
  • cultural sensitivity and cultural competence in health research and patient care
  • global health, lifespan perspectives, health disparities
  • ethnomedicine, ethnopsychiatry, and evolutionary medicine
  • research designs, qualitative and quantitative methods, basic and applied health research

Learn more about the included Certificate in Global Health

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Study with an internationally recognized faculty in the field of Medical Anthropology and Global Health that includes two members of the National Academy of Sciences, the editor-in-chief of the renowned journal “Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry,” and world known research experts in AIDS, reproductive health, child and adolescent health, addiction medicine, nutrition, population, global aging and evolutionary medicine. [Read more about faculty research here].

Students seeking a one-year M.A. work alongside Ph.D. students in a dynamic and stimulating environment that provides training in bio-cultural anthropology, global health, evolutionary medicine, reproductive health, psychological anthropology, demography, globalization, addiction medicine and applied anthropology together with epidemiology, statistics and research methods.

For more information contact Dr. Lawrence Greksa, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at lawrence.greksa@case.edu

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Where will Anthropology take you? Click here to explore this interactive map of CWRU Anthropology research.


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