School of Public Health

MPH/PhD with Anthropology

Prepare yourself for work in multidisciplinary health settings in the areas of teaching, research, administration, planning, and policy development and implementation. Students admitted into the concurrent degree program will be those who have identified a strong commitment to devoting their careers to innovative approaches to solving the world’s most pressing global health issues.

Degree Requirements

Department of Epidemiology
You will be required to fulfill all degree requirements for the specific Epidemiology degree program to which you were admitted. Requirements can be found in the Epi MPH Student Handbook.

Department of Anthropology
You will be required to fulfill the requirements specified on the Department of Anthropology Concurrent Degree website. 

You may apply up to 12 graduate credits earned at the UW toward the requirements of both degrees, with permission of both the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Anthropology.

Application Instructions

Each degree program requires a separate application. You may apply to each simultaneously or you may, while enrolled as a PhD student in Anthropology, apply to the Department of Epidemiology. You will be asked on the Department of Epidemiology application and the Department of Anthropology application if you are applying to a concurrent degree program. Evaluations and admission decisions are made without consultation between the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Anthropology.