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CSDE Training Program

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 also offers a broad curriculum, professional development seminars, weekly research seminars, workshops and working groups. Students may pursue the Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods Program, become non-Certificate trainees, and/or apply to CSDE-sponsored Fellowship programs. Learn how you can get involved in some of these opportunities below!

Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods

The Graduate Certificate Program provides training beyond that of a graduate degree, priming you for a career in population research. Learn about the program requirements and training you’ll receive!

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Demographic Training Resources

CSDE offers students, staff, and faculty numerous resources to develop and hone their skills in population research and to receive consulting and support for their population research projects.



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Predoctoral Fellowship Funding

CSDE offers and partners with institutions that offer competitive fellowships for predoctoral funding and mentorship. Find out if you’re eligible!


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Seminars and Working Groups

CSDE sponsors and supports seminars and working groups that offer students and faculty the opportunity to learn about, present, and discuss cutting-edge research in progress.

Seminar Series

Working Groups