The Masters Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice is designed as a two-year, full-time program, although half-time attendance is also an option.
Program requirements include:
- 5 required theory and methods seminars (for the biannual cycle of MACCP courses, click here)
- 2 summer fieldwork seminars
- a year-long, half-time data-analysis and thesis-writing seminar
- 7 electives (which can include up to 12 credits taken outside of the MACCP program)
- a service-learning internship during the first year
- summer fieldwork conducted in the Boston region
- a master’s thesis
- five professional development workshops
Half-time students take two courses a semester for four years, and can extend their fieldwork experience over the two summers in between their four years.
All students are required to attend designated sessions of the weekly Research-in-Progress meeting in the Department of Family Medicine. During their first year, they present and get feedback on their thesis research question. Following approval of their thesis, they present their findings to the group.
Students are also required to develop an ePortfolio representing different facets of their work.
We encourage, but do not require, second-year students to submit abstracts to professional societies. To date, our students have presented both posters and papers at annual meetings of groups such as the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Society for Applied Anthropology. We are proud to report that every proposal submitted has, to date, been accepted.