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Creighton Announces New Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology

Creighton University is launching a new, online graduate program in Medical Anthropology. The program will begin in the summer of 2013.

Coordinated by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Creighton University, the program offers two types of degrees— a master’s of arts, either thesis or non-thesis tracks, or a graduate certificate.

The Medical Anthropology program is designed to provide a usable skill set for the health care fields in an increasingly complex world by focusing on culture. The program is both unique and complimentary to other health-related programs. Strong emphasis will be placed on fieldwork and cultural analysis in the light of biomedical knowledge.

As a field, Medical Anthropology studies factors which influence health and well being, the experience and distribution of illness, the prevention and treatment of sickness and the healing processes. It also studies how health and environment is affected by cultural norms and social institutions.

The distinguishing feature of Creighton’s new program is all of the courses are taught by full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty with terminal degrees in their fields.

The program, which has a duration of one academic year and two summer semesters, consists of 12 courses, 36 credit hours for the master’s or six courses, 18 credit hours, for the graduate certificate program. Applications for admission must be submitted by January 15, 2013.

For more information, subscribe to the mailing list at or contact Alexander Roedlach, Ph. D., at The online application process can be found at

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