The Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods Program is the academic pathway to advanced population research at UW. The population studies curriculum is comprised of a comprehensive program of courses that integrates a variety of disciplines and core demography, a professional development seminar series, a weekly research seminar, and opportunities for research collaboration with CSDE Faculty Affiliates, often following an apprenticeship training model. It extends beyond the requirements of a traditional graduate degree and provides trainees with a number of important benefits, including:
- Access to CSDE’s significant research support services (computing, research consultations, workshops, lab equipment, and more)
- Assistance in matching students with CSDE Faculty Affiliate mentors and potential research collaborators
- Opportunities to apply for competitive fellowships and funding opportunities to support research activities and travel to present research.
The Certificate Program can be completed in 2 years while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree in any department. Completed graduate certificates, like degrees, are recorded on the UW transcript. Recipients of the certificate will be acknowledged at CSDE’s end of year reception and presented with a framed certificate. Click on the “Program Requirements” link below to learn about the required components of the training program.