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    FSU's Center for Demography and Population Health

    The Center for Demography and Population Health is an interdisciplinary unit within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University. CDPH is one of the few programs in the United States and the only program in Florida to offer a Master’s degree in Demography (MSD).

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  • A Message from Director John Taylor, Ph.D

    Despite being home to a large university, our research center provides a nurturing environment for our students and propels them to become world-class MSD graduates.

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  • What is demography?

    Demography is the scientific study of human populations—their size, their composition, and how they change through births, deaths, and the movement of people (Population Reference Bureau, 2021).

  • Graduate Training in Applied Demography

    Our rigorous one-year program leading to the Master of Science degree in Demography provides students with the specialized analytic, statistical, and data management skills necessary for research-oriented careers in the public and private sectors.

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  • Doctoral Training in Demography and Population Health

    Working with a CDPH faculty member provides doctoral candidates interested in Population Studies, Social Epidemiology, and Environmental Health access to Center resources and a diverse network of researchers and policymakers in the U.S. and beyond.

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Welcome to the Center for Demography & Public Health

at Florida State University

The Center for Demography and Population Health, established in 1967, is an interdisciplinary research and academic unit within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at The Florida State University, a Carnegie Research I University.

Mission Statement:

CDPH supports evidence-based public policy through its interdisciplinary research on demographic processes and population health; trains Master’s students seeking careers as applied demographers; and mentors doctoral students in social demography, population economics, social epidemiology, and environment and health.

Watch this video to learn more about Florida State University’s Master’s Degree Program in Demography and data science for social research.