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Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
The Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice is designed as a two-year, full-time program requiring research methods and theory courses, seven electives, a service-learning internship, summer fieldwork, and five professional development workshops.

About

Students can opt to participate in the program on a half-time basis. MACCP students also attend the weekly Research-In-Progress meeting in the Department of Family Medicine, with clinician researchers.

The overall goal of the MS in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice is to provide interdisciplinary training in medical anthropology and cross-cultural clinical and/or research practice. The curriculum has been designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and methods of medical anthropological and qualitative research, and in the student’s own area of concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History and Theory of Medical Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropological and Qualitative Research Methods and Design
  • IRB Proposal Development and Writing
  • Reading Ethnography in Medical Anthropology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • An unofficial, English transcript of each college or university attended. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members, research advisors – or similar – in your proposed field.
  • A Personal Statement, minimum 200 words, that describes your qualifications and the objectives of your intended educational program.
  • CV/Resume.
  • General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Submitted transcript and letters of recommendations must be in English. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS results must be submitted for applicants whose native language is not English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    52816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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