What to Expect
At Case Western Reserve, we harness expertise within our department and across the university to train you in traditional and newly emerging anthropological theories and methods that integrate work across local and global contexts.
If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can complete your master’s in three semesters before proceeding to the PhD program. If you have a master’s, you can enter our PhD program in your first year. Our master’s requires 30 credit hours of courses, including core courses in anthropological theory, methods, medical anthropology and global health, while the PhD requires an additional 18 hours of coursework focused on preparing you for dissertation fieldwork.
Motivated students may also choose to pursue a Master of Public Health and/or a Certificate in Global Health in conjunction with their anthropology degree and in collaboration with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, among the top 25 medical schools in the country.