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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Applied Demography program prepares students to address the expanding education and research problems that are at the intersection of demography, public policy and administration, education, public health, and health care. Students may pursue careers in university departments that teach demography, university-based medical centers, public-health related organizations and agencies, health science centers, national and corporate settings, and local, state and federal government. Students are trained to examine the effects of demographic factors on policy - both private and public.

Students accepted for admission into the Ph.D. program in Applied Demography have the opportunity to engage in advanced study and research in the field of Applied Demography as it applies to questions in such areas as public policy and administration, urban and regional planning, life sciences, medicine, business, and the social sciences. Depending on their area of focus, students may work with faculty from a variety of areas of study offered at UTSA.

Degree Requirements

The Applied Demography Ph.D. requires students following Track 1 to complete a minimum of 54 hours of organized coursework, 12 hours of doctoral research credits, and a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation credits for a total of at least 78 hours. Students following Track 2 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.

The doctoral program has a base of core courses that will result in all students having a firm grounding in demography and related methodological training with students then choosing their area of specialization. All students are expected to enter the program with some proficiency and aptitude for utilizing statistical software (i.e., SAS, Stata, R). Basic ability to use the DEM-Research server to import and transform data sets and conduct basic statistical analyses is a requirement to be successful with a number of courses, and skills demonstrated by this ability are important to being an applied demographer.

Especializaciones

  • Applied Demography
  • Sociology

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College for Health, Community and Policy

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (54 horas)

Costos de estudio
US$26.564,00 por año
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado February 2023

Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2022

Lugar

College for Health, Community and Policy

501 W Cesar Chavez Blvd,

SAN ANTONIO,

Texas,

78207, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have earned a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Para estudiantes internacionales

Entrance to the Ph.D. program can be gained through one of two tracks:

Applicant possesses a bachelor’s degree (Track 1)
Applicant possesses a Master of Science degree from an accredited university in demography/sociology, geography, economics, biology, political science, statistics, mathematics, business, or a similar field (Track 2).

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores with their application completed no more than five years prior to the Ph.D. student’s date of application. All applicants are required to submit scores from the GRE math, verbal, and analytical portions of the examination and scores for a related specialty area. These scores will be considered as only one element in the evaluation of applicants.

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.

TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 Internet or paper versions, respectively.

Application deadline:

Fall: Feb. 1

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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