University of California - San Francisco

Medical Anthropology Program


550 16th Street, 2nd Floor

– Box 0560

San Francisco, CA 94143-0560

United States


(415) 514-8098


(415) 514-8150

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Medical Anthropology Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The major objective of the program is to train students in sociocultural approaches to understanding health behavior and health-related problems, and in the comparative study of health and healing systems. The role of the anthropologist in contemporary Western health settings is a particular focus of this program. The emphasis here is on preparing students for careers in research, teaching, and service, emphasizing anthropological perspectives in health-related issues. We accept applications every other year.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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