In the Graduate Program of Demography, the formal and substantive aspects of population studies are combined with a wide range of approaches and disciplines. The distribution of the minimum number of credits vary by degree, Master or Doctorate, and type of course. One credit represents 15 classroom- hours, usually one course has 30 (2 credits) or 60 (4 credits) classroom-hours. The number of credits required in each degree are presented in the following figure:

Nature Master Doctorate
Required Courses 19 19
Electives 13 29
Total 32 48

The Collegiate will decide whether students should take mandatory preparatory courses of Math, Statistics, and Demography when starting the Doctorate or Master’s degree. The common required courses for the Master and Doctorate degrees are:

Code Required Courses

Classroom-Hours /Credits

POP801 Techniques of Demographic Analysis I 60/04 --
POP860 Techniques of Demographic Analysis II 60/04 POP801
POP804 Application of Demographic Analysis 30/02 POP860
POP834 Coomponents of the Demographic Dynamics   75/05 --
POP807 Historical Analysis of the Population 60/04 --

The elective courses have an instrumental feature that aim to complement students’ formation based on the characteristics of the Demography program. The Collegiate guide students regarding their specific needs to complement their formation with elective courses.

Code Courses

Classroom-Hours /Credits

POP840 Life-history Analysis 30/02 --
POP845 Aplications of Survivorship Tables 30/02 POP860 and POP801
POP850 Evaluation of Population and Public Policies 30/02 --
POP849 Demography of Education 30/02 POP801
POP820 Economics Demography I 30/02 --
POP821 Economics Demography II 30/02 --
POP811 Historical Demography 30/02 POP860 and POP801
POP839 Multiregional Demography 30/02 POP801 and POP804
POP823 Demographic Dimensions of the Labor Force 30/02 --
POP865 Teacher Training 30/02 --
POP864 Research Training   --
EST845 Modern Applied Statistics 60/04 EST846
CRT801 Geoprocessing Applied to Demography 60/04 --
EST846 Introduction to Linear Models 60/04 --
POP843 Mathematics 30/02 --
POP809 Research Methodology in Demography 30/02 --
POP844 Survey Research Methodology 30/02 --
POP870 Quantitative Methods Applied to Demography I 30/02  
POP871 Quantitative Methods Applied to Demography II 30/02 POP870
EST847 Hierarchical Models 30/02 --
POP818 Nuptiality and Family Demography 30/02 POP801 and POP807
POP808 Population Policies 30/02 --
POP855 Population, Economics, and the Environment 30/02 --
POP819 Population and Agriculture 30/02 --
POP856 Population and Gender 30/02 --
POP861 Economically Active Population and Occupational Insertion 30/02 --
POP814 Population in Urban Areas 30/02 --
POP816 Theorical Population and its Applications 30/02 POP801, POP860 and POP804
POP810 Thesis Seminar in Demography 45/03 --
POP835 Dissertation Seminar in Demography 45/03 --
POP842 Advanced Fertility Techniques 30/02 POP801
POP813 Techinques of Migration Analysis 30/02 POP801 and POP860
POP838 Advanced Topics in Mortality Research 30/02 --
POP857 Special Topics in Populaiton Dynamics I 30/02 --
POP858 Special Topics in Populaiton Dynamics II 30/02 --
POP859 Special Topics in Populaiton Dynamics III 30/02 --
EST875 Special Topics in Statistics Applied to Demography 30/02 --
POP851 Special Topics in Labor Market I 30/02 --
POP852 Special Topics in Labor Market II 30/02 --
POP853 Special Topics in Labor Market III 30/02 --
POP846 Special Topics in Methodoligy I 30/02 --
POP847 Special Topics in Methodoligy II 30/02 --
POP848 Special Topics in Methodoligy III 30/02 --