Funding Your Program

We understand that funding your program poses significant challenges, and that financial factors will play a central role in your decision to pursue a graduate degree. We know that choosing to do so represents a pivotal investment in your future.

It is our job to make that investment worthwhile.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Boston University seeks to make its graduate and postgraduate degrees accessible to everyone. Learn more about tuition, costs to plan for, and opportunities for financial aid.

 

What Can you Expect from This Investment in Your Career?

Following your decision to accept our offer of admission, we work closely with you to plan your program, and to maximize the likelihood of achieving your personal academic, professional and career goals. We are dedicated to doing all we can to ensure that your investment of energy, time and financial resources takes you where you hope to go when you graduate.

During the summer before you start the program, we begin discussions with you about what you want to be able to do with your degree following graduation. These discussions continue throughout your two years with us, and after.

Our mentoring includes:

  • helping you choose your elective courses to customize your program and build expertise related to your specific career plans;
  • identifying potential field sites for your Service-Learning Internship placement;
  • working with you to develop your research question;
  • advising in the methods design of your fieldwork study;
  • helping you to identify and recruit experts as additional mentors and thesis readers;
  • pointing you to local resources that can provide additional support;
  • teaching all required seminars, which gives you weekly engagement with core faculty for ongoing input and support;
  • training in professional skills;
  • supporting your presenting your work at professional conferences;
  • teaching you how to translate your thesis research into manuscripts you can submit for publication;
  • helping you develop a professional portfolio;
  • one-on-one coaching when applying to doctoral programs and/or for jobs, combined with related in-house guides to both;
  • permanent access to program resources;
  • continued advising and support following your graduation.

Some of our alumnae observe:

“You will get the opportunity to conduct original research, which is rare for a master’s program. Also, the seminar-style courses allow for great discussion and close mentorship with faculty. The thesis you produce will be of publishable quality, and will prepare you for entering a doctoral program or a job as an applied anthropologist.”

“MACCP is an excellent place to learn to do research. One is in constant conversation with social scientists, medical faculty, public health researchers, and laboratory scientists. One leaves this program with a solid skill set and the opportunity to learn how to communicate with a wide variety of health care practitioners. This is a unique aspect of the MACCP program.”

“I very much appreciate the support and guidance of the MACCP faculty as they helped us to craft a program best suited to our academic and professional interests. I was able to take complimentary coursework in the Charles River Campus and graduate with a certificate in African Studies. I was therefore a well-balanced candidate when I applied to doctoral programs.”

“It is really an ideal midpoint between a one-year masters and a doctorate, and ideal for people who are serious about conducting research and don’t just need a one-year background as additional preparation for a different career (e.g. as a clinician or consultant) . . . I’m now a student-affairs professional, and have spent six years in hiring positions in higher education. We can easily tell the difference between students who’ve done research themselves and people who’ve just sat in a few extra seminars and written a library thesis.”

When commenting on our graduates, employers point to strengths like internship experience,  advanced training in research methods and theoretical analysis, a demonstrated ability to design and conduct an independent research study and disseminate the results, and familiarity with biomedical and other interdisciplinary environments. Employers routinely tell us that our graduates are their first choice.

You can expect the same.

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