College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Master's International Program Public Health Anthropology

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An area of emphasis within the Graduate Program in Cultural Anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology is an active member of the Peace Corps Master's International program. This program requires service in the Peace Corps. The requirements for this program are somewhat different from the requirements for other MA concentrations in cultural anthropology. Please refer to our program in cultural anthropology for overall program detail.

Additional general information on the Master's International program is available from the Graduate School.

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Requirements for the Peace Corps Master's International Program in Public Health Anthropology


Required Courses for MI in Public Health Anthropology

I. Required Anthropology Courses (19 credits)

ANTH 507 Advanced Studies in Culture Theory 3
ANTH 510 Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology   3
ANTH 537 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology  4
ANTH 554 Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology  3
ANTH 562 Evolutionary Methods & Theory 3
ANTH 591 Topics: Medical Anthropology   3

Subtotal   19 Credits

II.  Anthropology Elective: two courses (6 credits) from the following in Anthropology
ANTH 504 Indigenous Peoples & International Development  3
ANTH 519 Human Resources and International Development   3
ANTH 528 Ethnography   3
ANTH 550 Descriptive Linguistics  3

Subtotal     6 Credits

III. Health Elective: one course (3 credits) from the following in Anthropology
ANTH 521 Psychological Anthropology       3
ANTH 563 Anthropology of Life and Death   3
ANTH 406 Anthropology of Epidemic Disease and Bioterrorism  3
Subtotal        3 Credits


Peace Corps Service               6 CREDITS



For answers to any questions not covered in these pages please email, call or write to us:


Graduate Coordinator
Marsha Quinlan

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Main Office Information:

College Hall 150
PO Box 644910
Pullman, WA 99164-4910
Phone: 509.335.3441
FAX: 509.335.3999


MI Program Description

One-page pdf admission checklist


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