Department of Demography
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 award a Ph.D in Applied Demography. The focus of the Ph.D. program is on the application of demographic analysis to policy issues encountered in the public and private sectors.
2013 College of Public Policy Awards Luncheon, April 2nd 2013
Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying to the Program
Applications for the Ph.D in Applied Demography are accepted for Fall Term entry only.
Applications must be completed online through UTSA’s Graduate School Website
You can apply directly here
Recent characteristics of our graduates and our current students can be found in our Prospective Students page.
The application deadline is February 1st of each year
The Applied Demography Ph.D. requires students to complete a minimum of 48 hours of organized coursework and a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation credits for a total of at least 60 hours beyond the Master’s degree.
We have an active program of faculty and student research in our department.
Our faculty and students regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals and present research at international, national and regional professional societies.
We have a diverse faculty, with a strong record of peer-reviewed research and extramural funding. Our faculty specialize in areas of migration, health and socioeconomic inequality.
We have a diverse group of PhD students from disciplines such as Geography, Economics, Sociology, Statistics and Anthropology conducting research on many topics from Veteran's health to Poverty and Ethnic group variation in health.
Jeannie Hahl wins COPP Most Outstanding Graduate Student.
Brian Munkombwe wins Presidential Dissertation Fellowship
The purpose of this scholarship is to attract students into the Demography Ph.D. program who are trained at the Master’s level (or international equivalent) in applied demography. This scholarship is opened to all Texas residents, out-of-state, and international students. Deadline for application 23 April, 2013
Contributions to COPP/UTSA provide student scholarships, research fellowships, faculty research support, new programs that benefit students and the general public, endowed chairs, a source of flexible funds, and more.