Program of Study - Graduate Certificate

General Information

Program Director:
Laura L. Heinemann, Ph.D.
Phone: 402.280.2302

Program of Study - Graduate Certificate in Medical Anthropology

The Graduate Certificate Program in Medical Anthropology requires students to take six courses (18 credit hours). The course offerings are primarily delivered online with one exception: as part of the required first Seminar, MMA 600, all incoming students spend four days on Creighton's campus for the program orientation. The remainder of the course is online.

The program can be completed by full-time students in less than a year (summer, fall, and spring semester). However, students can elect, in consultation with their academic advisor, to follow a different program schedule.

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 500- and 600-level courses in the program upon approval by the Program Director.


Required course:

MMA 600 Seminar in Medical Anthropology (3 credit hours)


Required is one of the following courses:

MMA 750 Methods I - Quantitative Research Analysis (3 credit hours)

MMA 760 Methods II - Qualitative Field Research Methods (3 credit hours)


Required are four of the following courses:

MMA 590 Social Epidemiology (3 credit hours)

MMA 591 Food, Culture, and Nutritional Health (3 credit hours)

MMA 592 Social Science Approaches to Understanding Disease: The Example of Cancer (3 credit hours)

MMA 610 Public Health Anthropology - Bridging Differences (3 credit hours)

MMA 620 Global Health: Local Realities and Global Forces (3 credit hours)

MMA 630 Health Care and Health Services - Anthropological Perspectives (3 credit hours)

MMA 640 Rural Health Issues and Initiatives (3 credit hours)

MMA 650 Indigenous Health Issues (3 credit hours)