The recommended training for the Duke Population Sciences includes:
2 Core Methods courses
1 Elective course
Students interested in the Population Sciences at Duke must be registered in the Ph.D. program of one of our constituent departments. Whether you are registered in the Ph.D. program in Biology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Economics, Public Policy, Psychology or Sociology, all students with an interest in the population sciences are encouraged to register for our courses and attend the DUPRI weekly seminar series. Our program is designed to complement the training in your home department and to broaden YOU as a scholar. We give you a unique opportunity to learn from the faculty and fellow graduate students outside of your home department.
While taught within departments, all of our courses are designed to appeal to students broadly, and generally do not require advanced disciplinary training. Regardless of your field of interest, DUPRI offers a unified set of course work which will allow you to develop strong skills in the population sciences. The program is flexible enough to allow you to tailor a set of methodological courses and substantive courses that fit your specific research needs. DUPRI offers fellowships for graduate and post-doctoral training in Aging and in the Population Sciences in general.