Population studies is the study of a broad range of issues affecting human populations. Predoctoral students in the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology who have population studies interests may apply to the PSTC training program—a competitive and interdisciplinary graduate program that is comprised of course work and other requirements. The PSTC does not grant degrees, but rather provides students with interests in population science with resources and opportunities in the form of faculty mentorship, physical workspace, and financial support for research, fieldwork, and developmental activities.
With an excellent placement record, graduating trainees are hired into both academic and private sector positions. Recent placements include Boston College, Brown University, Columbia University, NYU Abu Dhabi, UCLA, Vanderbilt University, Ford Motor Company, RTI International, and World Bank.
To affiliate with the PSTC, graduate students must apply to the training program and reapply annually to maintain membership each spring.
The PSTC’s training program is supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).