Welcome to the Department of Demography at the University of Texas at San Antonio!
The Department of Demography provides training intended to increase the understanding of the size, distribution, composition and growth of human populations. Our program focuses on developing an understanding of the conceptual basis of population structure, processes, analytical methods, and related policy issues. We offer a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Applied Demography. The focus areas of the programs are on the application of demographic analyses to policy issues encountered in the public and private sectors.
The Department, through the College of Public Policy, provides financial support as many as 8 full time students. The Departmental Office and most faculty offices are located on the second floor of the University’s Monterey Building.
The Department of Demography was established and the Ph.D. in Applied Demography was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January of 2006. The first class of students enrolled in the Fall semester 2006. The Master of Science in Applied Demography was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in May of 2019. The first class of students enrolled in the Fall semester of 2019.
Alexis Santos-Lozada is an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to his teaching position at Penn State, he was a post-doctoral fellow for the U.S. Department of Energy at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. As a postdoc, he provided analytical expertise to projects in the areas of Military Health and Burn Rehabilitation. Santos-Lozada was born to Puerto Rican parents. He is a population health scientist whose research examines policy implications of demographic trends in the United States and around the globe.Read Story ›