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General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.


Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

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Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

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Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05


Office Hours: 8 A.M.–12 P.M.

Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

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Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-
Fax: (210) 458-

Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.


Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.

 

Applied Demography (Ph.D.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

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. Students may also choose to take related courses at, or work with contributing faculty members from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the San Antonio regional campus of The University of Texas School of Public Health. 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 pursue careers in university-based medical centers, public health related organizations and agencies, health science centers, national and corporate settings, and state and federal government. Students are trained to examine the effects of demographic factors on policy-both private and public.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Admission Prerequisites:

 Required Degree A bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree from an accredited university in demography/sociology, geography, economics, biology, political science, statistics, mathematics, business, or a similar field.
 Other Degree Requirements Students who have not earned a qualifying master’s degree may be required to complete the equivalent courses in the appropriate discipline area before admission to the Ph.D. program in Applied Demography.
Application Requirements:
The PhD in Applied Demography program reviews applications received by the priority deadline as a batch, then they review on a rolling basis as they receive them from the Graduate School until the final deadline. A batch process means they review a batch of applications at a time, not as they are received.
 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements .
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae None.
 Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s background.
 Statement of Purpose A letter of application describing the applicant’s academic and work backgrounds and goals and objectives related to the applicant’s Ph.D. program.
 Test Scores General GRE, not older than five years.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429,  info@foreigncredentials.org,  or online at   https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/ .
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here .
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other A writing sample.

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Corey Sparks, Ph.D.
Email Address: Corey.Sparks@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-3166

Degree Catalog Link: Graduate Catalog

Degree Website:  PhD in Applied Demography