Academic Program

    For Current information on the Ph.D. in Applied demography, consult the graduate catalog entry:

    2017-2019 Graduate Catalog

    The Applied Demography Ph.D. requires students to complete a minimum of 42 hours of organized coursework and a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation credits for a total of at least 54 hours beyond the master’s degree. The doctoral program has a base of core courses that will result in all students having a firm grounding in demography and related areas of statistics with students then choosing their area of specialization. All students will be required to complete the core courses listed below and a set of courses in their chosen area of specialization.


    Students in need of advising should contact the department’s Graduate Advisor of Record, Dr. Corey Sparks by email at