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applied demography group
Graduate Certificate in
Applied Demography


The Graduate Certificate in Applied Demography comprises four courses totaling 12 credits.

All certificate students are required to become familiar with materials relating to responsible conduct of research resources and must register for and complete the online Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training through Penn State's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program). This will also apply if you will be pursuing the master's in applied demography.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • 3

    This course examines fundamental concepts and ideas in demography and U.S. and world population trends associated with these concepts.

  • 3

    This course provides an overview of key demographic data sets, and promotes familiarity with, and appropriate use of, these data.

  • 3

    This course provides an overview of applications in applied demography in business, nonprofit organizations, public policy, and health, including a focus on international applications.

  • 3

    Models and measures of vital processes (fertility, mortality, migration) and their effects on growth and age structure of human populations.

    • Prerequisite

      STAT 200

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