Medical Anthropology (Certificate)

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Creighton’s Graduate Certificate in Medical Anthropology will give you the additional skills you need to help improve health care, especially for culturally diverse populations. As a medical anthropology student, you’ll take a unique and cultural approach to health and health care.

The graduate certificate program in medical anthropology at Creighton University involves completion of 15 credits, through courses primarily delivered online to fit your busy schedule. Full-time students can complete this program in less than a year.


A graduate certificate in medical anthropology can expand your career options in medicine, public health, nursing and other allied disciplines.

What You'll Learn

  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills


Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university by the start of the first semester in the program. An application should include:

  • Completed application form, with $50 application fee.
  • Current resume.
  • Statement of purpose: 5-7 pages, double-spaced, in which you indicate the following: a) the program track in which you intend to enroll if accepted (M.S., thesis track, original research; M.S., thesis track, library research; M.A., non-thesis practicum track; or Graduate Certificate track), b) your reasons for applying, c) your scholarly and/or professional interests, and d) the goals you aim to reach in the program.
  • One writing sample of the applicant’s prior work in any field, such as a term paper, a research report, a print or online publication, an ethnographic or professional reflection, or any other written text. If no writing sample is available, please provide some other evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (no photocopies accepted).
  • Three recommendations by persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background, achievements, and personal qualities.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based) for students for whom English is not their first language.
  • Acknowledge regular access to the technology needed to take online courses as outlined here. By starting the application process, students are implicitly acknowledging such access.

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