1leafy Posted January 27, 2014 Share Posted January 27, 2014 There are at least two schools that would allow me to complete a Master of Public Health degree in conjunction with the PhD in medical anthropology if I were accepted. I've been wondering... Is it "worth it" to get an MPH along with the PhD? Does the usefulness of the degree depend on what populations you want to study and/or the area you want to study in? Of the med anthro professors I've talked to, about half have an MPH along with their PhD, and it does seem to depend on these two factors (i.e. those working in the U.S. are more likely to have the MPH). I want to to do fieldwork in U.S., and additionally I plan to utilize a critical approach to evaluate my proposed issue. I have a feeling it may be useful to have the MPH as I would better understand how health statistics about U.S. populations are gathered and presented (and in turn influence policy changes). I was trained predominantly in bioanth and archaeology with a focus on cultural only in my final year, so I am quite new to the subfield I want to pursue graduate study in. Any advice would be appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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