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.

Contact Information
Phone: 210-458-3163
Department Email:


Applying to the Program

IDSER Competitive Scholarship application here

Prospective students should contact our Graduate Advisor with questions about our 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.

Current Research

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.

Faculty and Staff

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.

Current Students

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.

Positions Available

Assistant Professor position in Demography and Health and Inequality

Fall Lecture Series

Dr. Anne Marie Nuñez will give a talk on September 11 in Frio Street 1.402. The title is "The demographic dividend: Opportunities to advance Latino/a postsecondary attainment in the US"


Jeff Howard wins Jess Hay Chancellor's Fellowship from the UT System 

Joachim Singelmann participated in the Congressional Briefing on “Aging in Rural America: 21st Century Trends” in Washington DC, 20 June 2013.

Student Success!

Jeff Howard wins Graduate Research Award 

Brian Munkombwe wins Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Student Success Stories


The Applied Demography Society (Graduate Student Organization)



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.