Demography

Penn State offers the unique opportunity for students to earn a Graduate School awarded dual-Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography.


The Demography program was ranked in the top five population science graduate training programs in the United States by the 2009 U.S. News and World Report. Multi- and inter-disciplinary learning is a hallmark of the Penn State program which offers seven dual-degrees in Demography (i.e. Sociology and Demography, Anthropology and Demography, Health Policy Administration and Demography, etc.). The program provides in-depth and systematic training with a curriculum that features a rich offering of 39 seminars in cutting-edge population science issues. The Department of Sociology has great depth in faculty mentors in Demography with 18 faculty holding dual academic rank in both Sociology and Demography.

Learn more about the Graduate Program in Demography at the Population Research Institute website, including complete curriculum and course information along with a description of the extensive facilities and resources as well as research program emphases of the Population Research Institute.

Related Programs

  • Applied Demography (Graduate Certificate)

Learn more at the Penn State World Campus website