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MS in Medical Sciences - MS in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice

MS in Medical Sciences - MS in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =112
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The Master of Science in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice (MACCP) is designed as a two-year, full-time program requiring: A total of 60 semester hours A yearlong, community-based, volunteer service-learning internship A summer-long, intensive fieldwork experience in greater boston Five professional development workshops Original ethnographic research resulting in a master’s thesis Full-time students complete eight courses in the first year and eight in the second year. Ethnographic fieldwork will be undertaken during the summer after completion of the first year. Students may also opt to participate in the program on a half-time basis. The core curriculum incorporates state-of-the-art, advanced training in: Theory and its application to medical anthropological research Research design and related proposal development for ethics-committee review Qualitative and anthropological research and fieldwork methods Proposal development for funding applications The student’s own area of research concentration Skill and career development workshops Techniques for translating medical anthropological research into clinical applications and services Strategies for effective public and professional communication of medical anthropology research through publication and presentations A minimum of three elective courses must be selected from those offered within the program. Students also have the option to pursue a 3- or 4-credit independent directed study project within MACCP and also take an elective course from any of those offered within the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS). Up to 12 credits can be taken outside of the program and of GMS. All program electives are offered on a biannual schedule. The Boston University School of Medicine Master of Science program in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice is offered through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and has been designed to meet the requirements and standards of the GMS for master’s training.