The Medical Humanities and Social Sciences program from The Ohio State University provides transformational insights into illness and treatment, death and dying, doctor-patient relationships and the institutions, practices and cultural discourses of medicine.
Guided by faculty advisors, students follow their own interdisciplinary paths of study, emerging with a deeper understanding of the values, practices, successes and challenges of contemporary medicine. In addition to acquiring the knowledge relevant to their own goals, students develop valuable, portable skills in critical thinking, writing, synthesizing information and communicating ideas to diverse audiences.
Career prospectsGraduates will be well-prepared for further study in medical school or PhD programs and for employment in such fields as;
- public health
- medical-facility administration
- HR benefits
- the insurance industry
Possible jobs include research positions in agencies devoted to health policy, leadership positions in institutions promoting wellness and advocacy roles in health-care reform.The MA in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences is housed within the Department of English and draws additional faculty from the departments of:
- Comparative Studies
- French and Italian
- Public Health
- 3 hours of English 6410, Introduction to Graduate Study in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences;
- 3 hours in a social science research methods course;
- At least 6 hours in other English Department courses from a list of courses tailored to the program;
- At least 9 hours outside the Department of English (from a list of approved electives) with at least 6 hours in the Social Sciences; and
- 6 hours of elective courses in Humanities or Social Sciences, from the approved list.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology Human Medicine View 719 other Masters in Human Medicine in United States
- A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
- A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
- Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
- Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.
International40507 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 12 months.
National37140 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State12424 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Columbus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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