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Anthropology - Medical Anthropology

24 months
1255 USD/credit 18825 USD/year
1255 USD/credit 18825 USD/year
377 USD/credit 5655 USD/year
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University of Colorado Denver's MA program in Anthropology - Medical Anthropology offers a unique focus on Medical Anthropology. Medical anthropology is a subdiscipline of anthropology that includes the study of all aspects of health, illness and disease in human communities and populations. 


The MA in Anthropology - Medical Anthropology from University of Colorado Denver draws on all of the perspectives that distinguish anthropology as a unique discipline:  the analysis of human evolution and adaptation; cultural development, expressions, and variability; and historical change and continuity.  

Medical anthropology takes as its subject a broad range of specific topics, including the study of health care systems, factors that affect the distribution and determinants of disease in populations, maternal and child health, nutrition and food habits,  human development, political ecology, health policy, health disparities, community-driven wellness practices, visual storytelling, social media designed to promote health equities, and language and communication in health care contexts.  

Career Opportunities

A particular advantage of our program is the diverse array of opportunities for professional development that we offer students.

Our graduates have valuable skills to offer future employers in the health care industry, in nonprofits, museums, cultural resource management firms, health consulting firms, and advocacy organizations, as reflected by our success in student placements. We also graduate students who are highly competitive in admissions to selective graduate programs. You can learn more about our alumni by reading their bios here. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology: Global Health
  • Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
  • Evolutionary Medicine
  • Global Health Practice
  • Political Economy of Drugs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: Domestic and International​
  • An undergraduate record of good quality ( minimum 3.0 GPA or higher for all undergraduate studies)
  • One copy of transcripts from all undergraduate/graduate institutions attended are required.**
  • Prior training in anthropology (see below for details)
  • GRE scores are optional, not required. 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of applicant's goals, both in graduate school and in their career after completing our program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1255 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1255 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 377 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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