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
| 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.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements.
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| 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, email@example.com, 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.
Graduate Advisor of Record: Corey Sparks, Ph.D.
Email Address: Corey.Sparks@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-3166
The College will reimburse the application fee for applicants that submit an application for either the Spring 2021, Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 terms if they are admitted and still enrolled at the census date.
Degree Catalog Link: Graduate Catalog
Degree Website: PhD in Applied Demography