Department of Demography
Demography building(Demography building)

Welcome to Berkeley Demography!

The UC Berkeley demography program is widely regarded as among the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and on the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics. Most population training programs focus on individual-level variation within populations: this program takes a more macro approach.

Our graduates occupy not only prominent academic positions at US and international universities, but also hold leadership roles in government, UN agencies, and other research centers. Berkeley demography is unusual not only for its research and training foci, but also for its structure. Unlike most universities in the US, Berkeley has a free-standing department housed in a historic building. We provide students with a campus home, in which they feel a sense of community and camaraderie.

Graduate program applicants for fall 2016 are now being being reviewed: the deadline was Dec 15, 2015. See our general admissions page and our admissions FAQ for more information.

NOTE: You can take Demography classes even if you are not a UC student. Try Concurrent Enrollment!