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Master of Professional Studies in
Applied Demography

Courses

The 30-credit MPS in Applied Demography curriculum provides professionals with the skills necessary to perform applied demographic analysis to aid in decision-making processes. The courses will expose you to a broad range of methods and problems in the public and private sectors, aiming to provide you with practical experiences.

All Masters of Applied Demography students are required to become familiar with materials relating to responsible conduct of research resources and must register for and complete the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Online Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Program.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • 3
    credits

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

  • 3
    credits

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

  • 3
    credits

    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
    credits

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

    • Prerequisite

      STAT 200

Capstone Project (3 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Students will utilize methods acquired during their program and apply them in a capstone project.

Elective Course (15 credits)

Supportive/Program Electives (9 credits minimum)

  • 3
    credits

    This course provides an overview of important impacts of demographic dynamics, data, and methods on issues in business decision making.

  • 3
    credits

    This course provides an overview of important impacts of demographic dynamics, data, and methods on public sector, non-profit, and public policy issues.

  • 3
    credits

    This course provides an overview of data, methods, and techniques in applied demography used to help address public health questions.

  • 3
    credits

    This graduate course will expose students to spatial analysis tools and analytical methods applied to demographic research.

External Electives (6 credits maximum)

  • 3
    credits

    Understanding theories, concepts, and frameworks of community and economic development and community decision-making models in application to community development practice and issues.

  • 3
    credits

    Understanding the interaction of population characteristics, land use, municipal funds, and taxation in a locality and how they impact the operation and management of government jurisdictions.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to the theory, concepts, skills, and principles of marketing applied to health related organizations and networks.

  • 3
    credits

    The course will cover the theoretical issues in and basic methods of policy analysis and planning (prospective policy analysis).

  • 3
    credits

    Advanced analysis of public policy, emphasizing policy evaluation and the factors that determine policy success and failure.

  • 3
    credits

    Analysis of research data through simple and multiple regression and correlation; polynomial models; indicator variables; step-wise, piece-wise, and logistic regression.

  • 3
    credits

    Analysis of multivariate data; T2-tests; particle correlation; discrimination; MANOVA; cluster analysis; regression; growth curves; factor analysis; principal components; canonical correlations.

  • 3
    credits

    Investigates methods for assessing data collected from experimental and/or observational studies in various research settings.

Course Availability

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