All graduate degrees are awarded through departments and, therefore, graduate students wishing to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Population Studies must be first admitted into a departmental program. As certificates are only conferred with a degree, students must also make sure they satisfy all departmental degree requirements (for specifics, please consult departmental staff).
In addition, the Graduate Certificate on Population Studies requires 9-12 credits, dependent upon status as M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. student. The required courses include:
- two required core courses that focus on population studies theory, methods, and issues;
- for M.A. or M.S. students, an additional two courses with substantial population studies content (list below). One course must be outside the student’s home discipline;
- for Ph.D. students, an additional three courses with substantial population studies content (list below). Two courses must be outside the student’s home discipline.