The 9-month master's degree program in Demographic and Social Analysis has offered specialized training in the research skills to address practical problems confronting society, business, government, and the nonprofit sector. The concentration emphasizes the Pacific Rim and issues defining Southern California's population, such as immigration, changing household and family structure, racial and economic inequalities, and the impact of local and regional population growth and redistribution.
Informed by the interdisciplinary field of demography, the program draws on faculty and courses largely in the Schools of Social Sciences and Social Ecology. The M.A. requires 36 units of study and an oral exit exam, and may be completed within nine months.
Students applying for this program must hold a B. A. or B. S., normally in a social science or related field, and should have had four or more units of undergraduate statistics with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent mathematics courses. Students must meet the general admission requirements for graduate studies at UC-Irvine, which include official transcripts of all college course work, Graduate Record of Examination (GRE) scores for tests taken within the past five years, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.Highly qualified students are eligible to receive limited financial support, including Graduate Student Teaching Assistantships.
UCI doctoral students wishing to earn a DASA M.A. en route to their Ph.D. should contract the director about this option.