Admission to the MPC Training Program in Population Studies

To be eligible for a Traineeship, students must be admitted to a PhD program of an academic unit affiliated with the MPC through that unit's regular graduate admissions process.

  • Students may begin the Training Program in Population Studies as an incoming PhD student or after completing one year in their current PhD program
  • Trainees will typically receive three years of funding—renewed annually, conditional on satisfactory progress—for their period of training
  • At the end of each academic year, the Graduate Faculty in Population Studies will evaluate each trainee's progress and make decisions about continuation of traineeships

To apply to the Training Program in Population Studies, interested predoctoral students should email

We are no longer accepting applications for the current academic year. Check back Spring 2021.