What Can I Do With a Certificate in Demography

Students can obtain the certificate as part of their Master's and/or Ph.D program, as well as independent of a degree program (undergraduate credit only).

If you are a graduate student, the Demography Certificate Program will prepare you (and indeed make your applications more competitive) for further study in a wide range of disciplines, as well as in today's workforce. It will enhance marketable skills such as quantitative analysis and statistical programming, and you will gain a competitive advantage by emphasizing the depth of research and methodology tools you bring to academic environments or employers as a result of having completed the Certificate in Demography Program.

If you are a master's level student and either applying to PhD programs or seeking employment, the Certificate in Demography will be included on your academic transcript and can be highlighted to enhance your résumé.  In addition you will receive a separate 'Certificate in Demography' issued by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

If you are employed in the public, not for profit or public sector you may be applying demographic tools and concepts as part of your on-going work but could benefit from formal course work that offers a systematic treatment of demography. Planners in state and local government, analysts in the health care and housing industries, and market analysts, are examples of positions that may benefit from the Demography Certificate Program.


To complete the certificate you must be admitted to The University of Utah as a degree seeking (matriculated) student or non-degree seeking (non-matriculated) student.