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Postgraduate Certificate Applied Social Demography

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Social Demography at Portland State University offers students the opportunity to explore the complex issues and relationships between demographic change and its impact on communities.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $683 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Many communities in Oregon, and across the U.S. more broadly, are experiencing rapid demographic change. As real-world laboratories, these dynamic urban and rural environments, in the Pacific Northwest, and around the world, provide great opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and experience of demographic change by focusing on applied, on-the-ground research.

What can you do

Students with formal training in Applied Social Demography from Portland State University often possess relevant skills in demographic data and methods that are well-suited for addressing social and public policy questions in regional and urban planning, spatial analysis, public policy and government, vital statistics and public health, and facilities planning.


Courses Included

  • Population and Society
  • Applied Demographic Methods
  • Practicum in Applied Demography
  • Families and Aging