Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

While not a degree-granting unit, CSDE administers a Training Program that has provided UW master’s and doctoral students with advanced, interdisciplinary training in population studies for over 60 years. Trainees receive mentoring from CSDE Faculty Affiliates, and support from CSDE staff.  The Training Program offers a broad curriculum, professional development seminars, weekly research seminars, workshops and working groups. The Training Program includes two formal programs, the Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods Program officially recognized by the University, and the Fellowship Program.  Learn how you can get involved in some of these opportunities below!

Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods

The Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods Program provides training beyond that of a graduate degree, priming you for a career in population research.

Predoctoral Fellowships Funding

Each year, CSDE awards several distinguished fellowships for predoctoral funding and additional mentoring. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply below!

Population Studies Proseminar

CSDE 502 is a series of 3 short courses open to graduate students interested in professional and research issues relevant to demographers. 

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CSDE Seminar

This weekly interdisciplinary seminar series is an integral part of CSDE’s research and training program.  Graduate students may receive credit by registering for CSDE 501.

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CSDE Workshops are free, open to the UW community, and particularly useful for sharpening specific research skills.

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