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Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice

Boston University

M.Sc.
24 months
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62872 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice at Boston University 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.

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Overview

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 and Cross-Cultural Practice at Boston University 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the history and breadth of medical anthropology theory and its applications in research.
  • Demonstrate an ability to design and propose an original qualitative fieldwork research project for ethics committee review and funding agencies.
  • Demonstrate expertise in a particular area of research concentration.
  • Demonstrate effective public and professional communication of medical anthropology research through publication and presentations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with a group related to research focus, to develop applied dimensions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • 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.
  • Submitted transcript and letters of recommendations must be in English. 
International
  • International Student Data Form 
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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