Graduate Student Training

The Minnesota Population Center offers many training opportunities for graduate students, including a formal graduate training program in Population Studies, a graduate minor in Population Studies, opportunities to obtain hands-on training as a research assistant on substantive and data infrastructure research projects, funding for travel to professional conferences, collaborative writing groups, and weekly seminars and workshops. These training opportunities are available to students enrolled in degree programs in any academic department or unit affiliated with MPC.

For more information on the Graduate Training Program, the Population Studies Minor, or the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, please email

To apply to become a Graduate Student Member at MPC, please send a current CV and a brief statement of your population studies-related research interests to Gina Rumore.