Skip to main content
Expand AU Menu


Health Inequity and Care (Graduate Certificate)


Offered by the Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, this online program is designed for individuals seeking theoretical and practical training to better understand and challenge the roots of healthcare inequality and injustice. Students can take the program at their own pace while working full-time.


Admission to the Program

Open to graduate degree and nondegree students. Students must complete 6 credit hours with grades of C or better in anthropology or other social science courses at or above the 300-level, or have internship or work experience in a related field, before beginning coursework for the certificate.


Certificate Requirements

15 credit hours of approved coursework, with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer).


Course Requirements

Complete five courses from the following:

  • ANTH-621 Health Geographies (3)
  • ANTH-622 Neoliberal Globalization and Health (3)
  • ANTH-623 Militarization and Health (3)
  • ANTH-624 Science, Technology and Health (3)
  • ANTH-625 Health, Care, and Social Movements (3)
  • ANTH-691 Internship in Anthropology (1-6) : Health Advocacy (3 credit hours required)

Application Deadline

The College of Arts and Sciences uses a rolling admissions process for this certificate. Students can apply at any time of the year.

Apply Online Now

Graduate Admissions Web site