University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Population Studies Center

The Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania  has fostered research and training in population since its founding in 1962, with support from the NICHD P30 program 1978-2003 and the R24 program since 2003. The PSC is characterized by remarkable continuity in the production of high-quality research even as the composition of its Research Associates has changed and their research interests have evolved.

The Graduate Group in Demography administers the Ph.D. program in demography. The Ph.D. program in demography includes the acquisition of an A.M. degree in demography. The Graduate Group in Demography is responsible for training students through course work and supervised research. Those seeking a Ph.D. degree in Demography should apply to the Graduate Group in Demography. Demography has a long and proud tradition at Penn, and students seeking to specialize in it have an unusually broad array of courses from which to pick and a relatively large number of faculty members with whom they can work. Penn is unique in having professors who teach and conduct research within virtually all substantive areas of population. The Population Studies Center provides office and work space for graduate students, both those in the Graduate Group in Demography and those otherwise affiliated with the Center and its research projects. These include access to the Demography Library and to computing facilities. The Center sponsors a weekly seminar series that affords students the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest work by leading scholars in the field of populations, as well as less formal opportunities to interact with visiting scholars.

Areas of Specialization: 
Demography
Health and Social Inequalities
Methodologies and Data

Pathways into Program

The Graduate Group in Demography administers the Ph.D. prgoram in demography. The Ph.D. program in demogarphy includes the acquisition of an A.M. degree in demography. Those seeking a Ph.D. degree in Demography should apply to the Graduate Group in Demography.

In response to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Group in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania is not accepting doctoral applications for fall 2021 admission. 

 

 

Degree Types

Ph.D.

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