Medical Anthropology


Upon completion of the Medical Anthropology certificate students will be sensitized to being able to conduct a cultural analysis of issues related to global health, international development, and cross-cultural understandings of health and illness. They will have been exposed to an array of critical thinkers from medical anthropology and other social sciences, and will have read fascinating and intriguing ethnographies that capture the experiences of being engaged in cross-cultural research. The wide range of electives available to students will strengthen their disciplinary training by offering them insights concerning the medical anthropological study of nutrition, disasters, reproduction, migrant and minority health, neuroanthropology, HIV/AIDS, and other significant topics. The certificate is designed to complement and build on students' specialized interests and areas of concern.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


12 credit hours total for the certificate. There are 9 credit hours of required course work.


Choose one of the following electives:

Time Limit

Four years

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credit may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

GRE testing is not required for admission to the certificate program.


Elizabeth M. Miller, Ph.D.
(813) 974-2138 

Linda M. Whiteford, Ph.D.
(813) 974-2138

Susan Rheinhart
(813) 974-2138

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