Evolutionary Medicine (Graduate Certificate)

Evolutionary Medicine, Graduate Certificate

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Transforming our understanding of disease to improve human health requires framing questions about health and illness in new and innovative ways. Through the connection of evolutionary biology, medicine, global health, and public health, learn how to holistically approach ideas about evolution, human vulnerability, and the future of medicine.

Program Requirements

The certificate in evolutionary medicine consists of 15 credit hours, at least 12 of which must be upper-division. All 15 credit hours must be completed at ASU.

You can find full requirements for the graduate certificate on the Academic Programs Guide. The approved electives for the electives requirements are listed below.

At a Glance

Degree Requirements

15 credit hours including the required capstone course (Bio 571)

Required Core (3 credit hours)
ASB 507/BIO 507 Advanced Evolutionary Medicine (3) or
ASM 503/BIO 510 Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health (3)

Restricted Electives in Anthropology (3 credit hours)
ASB 503 Medical Anthropology (3)
ASB 510 Health: Social and Biocultural Theories (3)

Restricted Electives in Biology (3 credit hours)
ASM 546/BIO 546 Principles of Human Genetics (3)
BIO 545 Populations: Evolutionary Genetics (3)
EVO 601 Principles of Evolution (3)

Electives -- 9 credit hours
ASB 503: Medical Anthropology (3)

ASB 507 / BIO 507: Advanced Evolutionary Medicine (3)

ASB 510: Health: Social and Biocultural Theories (3)

ASM 401: Health and Human Biology (3)

ASM 456: Infectious Disease and Human Evolution (3)

ASM 460: Human Growth and Development: An Evolutionary Perspective (3)

ASM 503 / BIO 510: Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health (3)

ASM 546 / BIO 546: Principles of Human Genetics (3)

ASM 598 / BIO 598: Topic: Evolution and Mental Disorders (3)

BIO 462: Endocrine Physiology (3) BIO 522: Populations: Evolutionary Ecology (3)

BIO 545: Populations: Evolutions Genetics (3)

ASB 598 / BIO 598: Topic: Maternal and Child Health (3)

EVO 601: Principles of Evolution (3)

MBB 445: Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics (3)

MCB 540: Functional Genomics (3)

MIC 425: Advanced Immunology (3)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
BIO 571 Evolutionary Medicine Capstone (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students choose one course from an approved list of electives or research courses and cannot choose courses already taken for required core or restricted electives in anthropology and biology. For restricted electives in anthropology and biology, students must choose one course from the list indicated for each subject.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in the life or social sciences or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. professional resume
  4. written statement
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

The professional resume should demonstrate the applicant's skills and previous training.

The written statement asks about future career goals to better assist the student with selection of the most applicable set of courses in evolutionary medicine.

International students who need an F1 or 1 J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the U.S. on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.


How to pursue a certificate

For more information, consult your academic advisor or an advisor in the unit offering the certificate.

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