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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 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 credit sharing 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.

Admission requirements

In addition to the application requirements for the MA/ MS, applicants to the dual-degree program must also apply to the UNTHSC, which functions as a separate university under the same system.

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
  • EPID 5313 - Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing
  • BACH 5340 - Community Assessment and Program Planning
  • BACH 5345 - Participatory Approaches to Improving Community Health
  • BACH 5350 - Community Health Program Evaluation
  • BIOS 5300 - Biostatistics for Public Health
  • EOHS 5300 - Environmental Health
  • EPID 5300 - Principles of Epidemiology
  • 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.

  • BACH 5297 Public Health Practice Experience (2 hours)
  • PHED 5197 MPH Portfolio (1 hour)

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