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. in Applied Demography and the focus of the Ph.D. program is on the application of demographic analysis 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 in Suite 2.270 in the Monterey Building, on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

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.

Department News

Current Search for Faculty Position and Director of Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER)

Fall Semester Lecture series kicks off with Dr. Mary Bollinger, discussing the state of knowledge on veteran's health on September 10th

The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity published. (Editors: Rogelio Saenz, David Embrick, and Nestor Rodriguez)

UTSA and Universidad de las Americas Puebla sign exchange agreement

Dr. Joachim Singelmann inducted into UTSA Academy of Distinguished Researchers

Demography Professor and Dean Rogelio Saenz featured on Texas Public Radio about the high rates of Hispanics who are still uninsured in Texas

Dr. Lloyd Potter suggests San Antonio and Austin could be "Mega-region" after studying new census data (Express-News article)

Student Success!

Danielle Gordon places 1st in doctoral category for 2015 student research paper competition!

COPP outstanding students honored at annual student recognition luncheon

Matthew Martinez, applied demography doctoral student, recognized as outstanding COPP graduate student during SGA's 39th annual university life awards banquet

Matthew Martinez receives 2015 outstanding graduate student research scholarship

Steven Sano selected to 2015-2016 University Teaching Fellows Program

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.

Contact Information
Phone: 210-458-3163

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