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MPH/PhD in Anthropology

Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and a Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology

This joint degree program with the Department Anthropology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences prepares anthropologists for research, teaching, and program planning/evaluation for specialization in the cultural, social, and behavioral aspects of health and health care in either a domestic or international setting.

Competencies

Graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate ability to apply principles of community-based participatory research and practice to community health assessment
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative skills that can be applied to program planning and evaluation
  • Communicate in writing information to the public, to stakeholders and policymakers
  • Apply theory to program planning and evaluation
All graduates also achieve the core and cross-cutting competencies for Pitt Public Health MPH students.

Requirements

  • 87 credits, including coursework, research and fieldwork
  • Foundational public health courses
  • Courses in health communications, program planning, methods, community development and behavioral theories
  • Advanced courses in anthropology
  • Advanced dissertation research that includes at least one year of fieldwork in an area of specialization

Full program information:

Anthropology program requirements coming soon!
MPH Student Handbook

Admissions

Contact

Martha Ann Terry, PhD, MA
Director, MPH Program
222 Parran Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-624-5887
materry@pitt.edu

Miriam P. Fagan
Academic Administrator
215 Parran Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-624-3107
mpfagan@pitt.edu

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