Certificate of Medical Anthropology

The Certificate of Medical Anthropology provides graduate students with a solid foundation in the field of medical anthropology. This certificate is designed for students in both the health and social sciences. Students pursuing degrees in the Health Sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. The certificate will provide students with the topical and theoretical approaches used by medical anthropologists in clinical situations and in the field of Global Health research. This certificate is of interest to students of the social sciences and to those students who wish to combine a clinical degree program with research in the field of social sciences and medicine.

Admission Requirements

For admission into the Medical Anthropology Certificate program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria: Admission to the ISU Graduate School—(full admission, or admission with a performance requirement). Admission to the certificate program is year-round.

In order to receive this certificate, a student must complete a graduate degree from ISU concurrently.

The certificate is granted upon completion of 12 credits of classwork (with a 3.0 GPA in the courses) from the following list of possible courses.

Medical Anthropology Certificate Course Requirements:

Note: ANTH 6625 is required for all students
ANTH 6625Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology3

STUDENTS MAY CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES FOR THE REMAINING 9 credits:

ANTH 5507Anthropology of Global Health3
ANTH 5511Advanced Global Health3
ANTH 5509Clinical Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 5508Topics in Medical Anthropology3
Total Credits12