Medicine, Health, and Society is an interdisciplinary field of research that critically examines the social foundations of health. Graduate students learn about health-related beliefs and practices in their political, social, and cultural contexts. The Center integrates scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences in order to teach students how to approach questions from multiple perspectives.
MHS offers an M.A. in the Social Foundations of Health through two graduate programs. The first, open to current Vanderbilt undergraduates, offers students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years of study throughVanderbilt’s 4+1 BA/MA program. Our second program, a two-year M.A. degree,is open to prospective students nationwide and emphasizes interdisciplinary research and critical perspectives on health and illness. Both are aimed at students who want to gain research experience, enhance their interdisciplinary training, and strengthen their applications before entering medical or professional school or seeking entry to doctoral programs. The center also offers a Certificate in Medicine, Health, and Society for graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt. Complete information: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs/graduate/