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    Apr 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Anthropology, MA / Public Health, MPH (UNTHSC)

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The Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas at Denton and the School of Public Health at the UNT Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth have developed a cooperative agreement that allows students to simultaneously pursue the Master of Public Health and a Master of Arts/ Science in Applied Anthropology. The dual degree program in Applied Anthropology and Public Health offers an opportunity to strengthen collaboration in public health and anthropology research and practice. Medical anthropology is a field that uses anthropological theories as a framework to understand public health issues. Its emphasis on social and cultural influences on health, illness, and healing are central to the shared goals of improving health and social justice to eliminate local and global disparities. This 2½ year program prepares students for careers in research, public health, and public policy planning relating to health and health care in the U.S. or in an international setting.  Please see for details.

Program requirements

Total hours for the degree: 63

Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology, 27 hours

Master of Public Health, 36 hours (UNTHSC)

Required courses in public health, 27 hours

  • BACH 5300 - Theoretical Foundations of Individual and Community Health
  • BACH 5310 - Community Assessment
  • BACH 5312 - Community Program Planning
  • BIOS 5300 - Biostatistics for Public Health 1
  • EOHS 5300 - Environmental Health
  • EOHS 5324 - Water and Public Health: Global to Regional Perspectives
  • EPID 5300 - Principles of Epidemiology
  • EPID 6391 - Advanced Topics in Epidemiology (Applied Methods)
  • HMAP 5300 - Introduction to Health Management and Policy

Elective courses in public health, 6 hours

  • Any two courses offered in the School of Public Health

Comprehensive examination and practice experience, 3 hours

Culminating experience in public health.

  • PHED 5000 - MPH CPH Examination (0 hours)
  • BACH 5397 - Practice Experience in Public Health (3 hours)

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