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Why Pursue an MS in Applied Demography?

With the rising demand for applied demographers in both research and industry settings, this master’s program offers students a future in these emerging and high-demand job roles. The Applied Demography program offers training in quantitative data analysis with an emphasis on problem solving in social, health, and policy research settings.

Applied demography students have opportunities to work with faculty in the program on original research projects, with the goal of presenting their work at national and regional conferences, and pursuing publication of their work. Graduate students will be able to:

  • Work with large and complex data sources
  • Analyze data using appropriate statistical tests
  • Graphically present data using statistical techniques and GIS
  • Write reports and papers based on empirically based questions using real data

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Applied Demography (MS)
Admission is only available for the Fall semester
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
  Purpose Statement Required 750-900 words describing research interest and why you're applying
  Letters of Recommendation 3 letters demonstrating your academic and personal attributes for success in this program (you will request these through the Graduate Admissions Application; let your recommenders know of your deadline to ensure submissions are on time)
  Writing Sample Required
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply for Spring/Summer 2023 Apply for Fall 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024

Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation if applicable must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Applied Demography (MS)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority April 1 Not Available Not Available
International June 1 Not Available Not Available
Domestic July 1 Not Available Not Available

Funding Opportunities

Competitive funding opportunities available, if interested please contact the Graduate Advisor of Record. For information about departmental scholarships, click below.

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


All graduate courses are offered in the evening at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Corey Sparks, PhD

(210) 458-3166

Corey.Sparks@utsa.edu