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18 Characteristics of UTSA Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Demography

Date Program Established - 1/26/2006

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All data is preliminary and is subject to change.

1 Number of Degrees Per Year 5 (average, 2010-2012)
2 Graduation Rates --
3 Average Time to Degree 4 Years (average, 2010-2012)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2008-2009 -- -- -- --
2009-2010 5 100% 0% 0%
2010-2011 7 100% 0% 0%
5 Admissions Criteria

In addition to satisfying the University-wide requirements for admission to graduate programs, all prospective students must have a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree from an accredited university in demography/sociology, geography, economics, biology, political science, statistics, mathematics, business, or a similar field. Students who have not earned a qualifying master’s degree may be required to complete the equivalent courses in the appropriate discipline area before admission to the Ph.D. program in Applied Demography.

In addition, applicants must submit:

  1. official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed,
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from a GRE-administered examination completed no more than five years prior to the Ph.D. student’s date of application. All applicants are required to submit scores from the GRE math, verbal, and analytical portions of the examination and scores for a related specialty area,
  3. three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s background, and
  4. a letter of application describing the applicant’s academic and work backgrounds and goals and objectives related to the applicant’s Ph.D. program.

International students from non-English-speaking countries must also submit a score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL paper version) as required by the University. These test scores may not be more than two years old at the date of application to the Ph.D. program.

A complete application includes the application form, official transcripts, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a letter of application stating academic and work experience, interests and goals, and if required, a TOEFL score. Admission is competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.

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6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 89%
7 Average Financial Support Provided $20,000
8 Student‐Core Faculty Ratio 5.7
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2009-2010 29
2010-2011 13
2011-2012 31
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds 2
Grant Value Per Faculty $13,179
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year $210,862
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 46%
12 Number of Core Faculty 7
13 Faculty Teaching Load 7
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Not Available
White 4 1 0
Black 0 0 0
Hispanic 1 0 0
Other 1 0 0
Total 6 1 0
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 2 2 4
Black 2 0 2
Hispanic 4 9 13
Other 5 6 11
Total 13 17 30
16 Date of Last External Review
17 External Program Accreditation
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2009-2010 24
2010-2011 13
2011-2012 28