Predoctoral Trainees

With approximately 60 predoctoral trainees, our training program offers graduate students personalized attention. The PSTC does not grant degrees, but rather provides students with mentoring from faculty, outstanding facilities, and financial support for research, fieldwork, and developmental activities.

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. To affiliate with the PSTC, graduate students must apply to the training program and reapply annually to maintain membership each spring.

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.

The PSTC’s training program is supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).