MPH/PhD in Anthropology

Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and a Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology

This joint degree program with the Department Anthropology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences prepares anthropologists for research, teaching, and program planning/evaluation for specialization in the cultural, social, and behavioral aspects of health and health care in either a domestic or international setting.


Graduates will be able to...

  • Demonstrate ability to apply principles of community-based participatory research and practice to community health assessment
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative skills that can be applied to program planning and evaluation
  • Communicate in writing information to the public, to stakeholders and policymakers
  • Apply theory to program planning and evaluation

All graduates also achieve the core and cross-cutting competencies for Pitt Public Health MPH students.


  • 87 credits, including coursework, research and fieldwork
  • Foundational public health courses
  • Courses in health communications, program planning, methods, community development and behavioral theories
  • Advanced courses in anthropology
  • Advanced dissertation research that includes at least one year of fieldwork in an area of specialization

Full program information

Anthropology program requirements coming soon!
MPH Student Handbook



Elizabeth Felter
Director, MPH program
6122 Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Paul J. Markgraf
Academic Administrator
1138 Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA 15261