Program Director: Alexander Roedlach, SVD, Ph.D.
The master's degree program consists of twelve courses (36 credit hours), which can be completed in one year if full-time students start in the summer and take three courses during each of the fall, spring, and two summer sessions. However, students can elect, in consultation with their academic advisor, to follow a different program schedule.The course offerings are primarily delivered online with one exception: MMA 600, required for all incoming students, includes a three-day on-campus orientation. In other words, students enrolled in the program spend three days on the Creighton campus. The remainder of the course is online.
During the second summer, students will select, together with their advisors, one of the following program paths: the thesis tracks are (1) the Field Research track and (2) the Library Research track. The non-thesis track is (3) the Practicum track, which includes a capstone paper. The student 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.
MMA 600 Seminar in Medical Anthropology (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 750 Methods I - Quantitative Research Analysis (3 credit hours)
MMA 760 Methods II - Qualitative Field Research Methods (3 credit hours)
MMA 770 - A Field Research and Thesis Writing (9 credit hours)
MMA 770 - B Library Research and Thesis Writing (9 credit hours)
MMA 770 - C Practicum and Program Development (9 credit hours)
Students can select any two graduate courses offered by other Creighton programs. They are encouraged to select MMA 650 - "Indigenous Health Issues" and courses from the Masterís in Public Health and Masterís in Health Care Ethics programs.