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
  • We work with trainees to find suitable funding for three years, the period of their 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

If you are ready to apply, please fill out this googleform application by April 20, 2021. We will review applications late Spring and Summer 2021 for a Fall 2021 start date.