This page lists degree and certificate
programs, for the study of human sexuality.
For professionals & post-graduates, please visit Continuing Education & Post-Graduate Training »
The Kinsey Institute
co-sponsors an interdisciplinary Ph.D.
minor in human sexuality.
See also the
Doctoral Minor in Human Sexuality
Education (see Academics/Graduate) offered separately by the Department
of Applied Health Science, the School of Health, Physical Education, and
Recreation (HPER), Indiana University.
The Kinsey Institute does not endorse any academic programs. Please check for accreditation and licensing information from each institution.
United States and Canadian Degree Programs
International Degree Programs
Send notices for this page to: Information Services, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison 302, Bloomington, IN 47405; Fax 812/855-8277. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note - this list of programs is not comprehensive. To submit information on another degree or certificate program, please contact email@example.com.
Academy of Clinical Sexologists
AACS offers a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology. Situated in Orlando, Florida. Online application may be found at http://www.esextherapy.com/application.htm. For more information, visit the website, call (407) 645-1641 or email: DrGranzig@aol.com.
New England Graduate School,
Keene, New Hampshire
-- Clinical Psychology Doctoral
State University, Northridge
Minor in Human Sexuality. Offered through the College of Social
and Behavioral Sciences. Contact: Prof. Richard MacDonald, Coordinator,
Dept. of Family Environmental Sciences, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge,
CA 91330. See also the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Center
for Sex Research.
California Institute of Integral Studies
PhD Program in Human Sexuality - Human Sexuality with a concentration in Clinical Practice or Sexuality Policy Leadership
for Research Education on Gender and Sexuality (CREGS) San Francisco State
University Serves faculty, students, and staff and is dedicated to producing
and sharing new and useful knowledge about sexuality and gender. Our
commitment is to develop innovative questions, methods, and theories
to promote social justice and well-being and to diminish inequalities
and violence stemming from racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism,
heterosexism, and other forms of prejudice. The CRGS is dedicated to
collaborating with organizations and movements that serve communities
and to training people to conduct research that serves these goals.
University - Mailman School of Public Health New York, NY
The Sexuality and Health track is an interdepartmental program, jointly
created and delivered by the Departments of Population and Family Health
and of Sociomedical Sciences . Students receive a Masters in Public
Health (MPH) degree.
University, Durham, North Carolina
-- Program in the Study of Sexualities
(SXL). An undergraduate certificate is available in this program.
-- Undergraduate Individualized Major
in Human Sexuality
-- M.S., Ed.S., and Ph.D. in Counseling (Counseling & Educational Psychology)
-- Doctoral Minor in Human Sexuality
-- Doctoral Minor and Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Major in Gender Studies
Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco,
-- The Institute offers graduate programs and professional training,
both onsite and through distance education. Contact: Ted McIlvenna,
Ph.D., President, IASHS, 1523 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94109.
The John Hopkins University, Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Baltimore, MD
-- The program offers an interdiscplinary undergraduate minor, and a graduate dissertation workshop.
New York University, New York
-- Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
-- Undergraduate Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Ohio State University, Sexuality Studies, Columbus, Ohio
-- Interdisciplinary Minor in Sexuality Studies
-- Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Sexuality Studies
Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Sexuality Studies Program, Undergraduate Minor. See also course listings.
It also offers Master
of Arts Degree in Human Sexuality Studies to provide students knowledge
about processes and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identity and
gender role formation, and the social, cultural, historical, and ethical
foundations of sexuality, intimate relationships, and sexual health.
Contact: SFSU, Human Sexuality Studies Program, 1600 Holloway Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94132, Ph.415-405-3570.
du Quebec á Montreal, Montreal, Canada
--Maîtrise en Sexologie (Masters Degree in Sexology)
(If this page does not connect, go to Description
de Programmes and scroll down to Sciences Humaines. Search under "Sexologie.")
of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition include:
-- Family Relations and Human Sexuality (pdf) (MSc and PhD)
--Couple and Family Therapy (pdf) (MSc)
Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
-- Pacific Center for
Sex and Society
Institutions with Human Sexuality Programs - resource page
Iowa, Certificate in Sexuality
Undergraduate interdisciplinary certificate program on the history and construction
of human sexualities and gender identities.
of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
-- Program in Human
Sexuality, Department of Family Practice and Community Health. Educational
opportunities include: medical school education, academic courses, continuing
education, Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR), and a post-doctoral clinical/research
University of Utah. Offers Ph.D. in clinical psychology with option for students to focus their research and/or clinical interests in the area of human sexuality. Contact: Donald S. Strassberg, Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
of Washington, Centers for AIDS Research
The Center administers the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the STD
Cooperative Research Center (STDCRC), the Center for AIDS and STD International
Technical Assistance, all of the major UW-affiliated AIDS/STD clinical
programs and most of the major training programs. Pre and Post-doctoral
of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
-- Studies in Sexuality, Marriage, and the Family is one of several
programs of study offered.
University, Center for Education, School of Human Service Professions,
Chester, PA, near Philadelphia
-- Offers Master's and Doctor of Philosophy programs in Human Sexuality. The Master's and doctoral programs continue the tradition of the graduate program at University of Pennsylvania where it operated from 1976-1999. The curriculum has both education and clinical tracks. Educators, counselors, therapists and others who wish to become certified sex educators, to do counseling therapy, to get advanced training, or to engage in sex research may apply. The mission of the program is to prepare professionals to teach, consult, counsel, and conduct research/evaluation in a variety of educational and cultural settings on the complex issue of sexuality. Dual degree programs are available with Social Work and Clinical Psychology. Contact Betsy Crane, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Programs in Human Sexuality, 610-499-4242; email@example.com. More information online at http://www.widener.edu/humansexuality.
Advancing Sexualities Studies Short Course - an online training tool to develop critical sexuality studies research and scholarship. All course modules are openly available under a Creative Commons licence. Available from SexualityStudies.net. The Programs listing at SexualityStudies.net includes undergraduate, graduate & short courses in a variety of gender or sex research-related areas.
Health, New York, NY
(formally AVSC International)
has recently developed an online minicourse called "Sexuality and Sexual
Health". This online, self-instructional mini-course is a basic introduction
to sexuality and sexual health. Designed for healthcare providers, the
course provides information on such topics as sexual anatomy and physiology,
stages of male and female sexual development, and sexual dysfunction.
Contact: Olga Kozak Communications Assistant, EngenderHealth, 440 Ninth
Avenue, New York, NY 10001, Ph. (212) 561-8063, Fax: (212) 561-8067,
Magnus Hirschfeld Archive
for Sexology, Humboldt University, Berlin
The Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology in Berlin offers a freely accessible online curriculum in sexual health. The curriculum consists of 6 courses and is designed for both undergraduates and graduates. Some of the courses are available not only in English, but also in 7 other languages. Additional translations are being prepared.
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. UK.
Reproductive & Sexual Health Research and MSc
Sexually Transmitted Infections & HIV. Contact: Keppel Street, London
WC1E 7HT, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 8636.
Mexicano de Sexolog╠a A.C., Mexico, D.F.
Offers post graduate
Masters and specialty degree programs in Educational sexology, clinical
sexology, and gender education. The program is recognized by Mexico's
Ministry of Education and operates through the Universidad Pedag█gica
Nacional. It also offers courses for the general population, publishes
a bi-yearly scientific journal, Archivos Hispanoamericano de Sexolog╠a
(1997- ), and a bimonthly bulletin, Perspectiva Sexol█gica.
Contact: Juan Luis Alvarez-Gayou Jurgenson, M.D., Instituto Mexicano
de Sexolog╠a, Tepic 86, Roma Sur, Mexico D.F., 06760. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Technology, School of Public Health, Perth, Western Australia.
Offers a Masters and a postgraduate diploma in Sexology, with an emphasis on the ethical
practice of sexual counseling, therapy and sexual health promotion.
Graduates are eligible for membership in the Australian Society of Sexuality
Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT). Contact: School of Public
Health, Bentley Campus, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987,
Perth, Western Australia. Email: email@example.com
Clinic, Sheffield, UK.
Offers the MSc and
PG diploma in the Theory and Practice of Psychotherapy for Sexual Dysfunction
in a two-year program of part-time courses. MSc is BASMT approved. Contact:
of Sydney Medical School Masters Program
Options include Masters or Graduate Diploma
in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health.
Contact: Dr Spring Cooper;
STI Research Centre;
The University of Sydney;
162 Marsden Street;
Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia.
Phone: +61 2 9845 6276
Fax: +61 2 9845 6287
CREGS Summer Institute (Topic Varies), SFSU, San Francisco, US
The Center for Research & Education on Gender and Sexuality on at San Francisco State University hosts an annual Summer Institute on Sexuality. The Summer Institute is normally offered in three sessions - 2 two-week sessions, and 1 four-week session. visit the website for more details at http://cregs.sfsu.edu/our-projects/summer-institute-on-sexuality/.
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Psychology Summer Institute, University of Michigan, Michigan, US.
A collaboration between the Departments of Psychology and Womenĺs Studies at the
University of Michigan, the Summer Institute is a week-long residential program in
Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ten leading scholars in the field of LGBT
Psychology from the US and the UK aim to foster their professional development as
emerging LGBT psychologists. These ôsenior scholarsö represent expertise in LGBT
and gender studies and many sub-fields of psychology including biological
psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, developmental psychology,
feminist psychology, health psychology, sexology, social psychology, and the history
of psychology. For further information, visit the website at
sitemaker.umich.edu/lgbt-summer-institute. Send inquiries about the summer institute to the planning committee at LGBT-Summer-Institute@umich.edu.
Research in HIV Intervention: Skills for the Community (RHISC), Hunter College, New York, US.
Offered by the Center for Community and Urban Health at Hunter College. A four-year fellowship program to be held at the Center,
which will run from Summer 2009 until Summer 2012. RHISC consists of three annual 6-week research career and skill development Summer Institutes, taught by highly experienced researchers in the field, and four years of year-round mentoring.
RHISC will recruit 8 minority early career academic faculty and advanced degree professional health and service providers ("Fellows") from the greater NYC metro-politan area.
For more information about RHISC, please contact Brian Davis at (212) 481-4075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The RHISC Fellowship is closed to new applicants.
Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society provide students with a unique opportunity to explore and study the social and cultural dimensions of human sexuality, and to gain knowledge of sexuality research as conceptualized and practiced globally, pertaining to both theory and methodology.
This is an intensive four-week summer diploma programme, comprised of an international, multidisciplinary faculty and student body from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, offering a rewarding and challenging learning experience. Students engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized program of course modules (twice daily), weekly get-togethers, and informal conversations during the daily group lunch.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Fellowships may be available through www.nuffic.nl/nfp.
Deadline to apply for scholarship is October 1.
For more summer training opportunities, see also, AASECT's continuing education list for professionals.
Other Education & Training Resources
See also: the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality's listing of Educational Opportunities in Human Sexuality, and the Society for Human Sexuality's (San Francisco Chapter) information page on academic programs relating to human sexuality. The Programs list at SexualityStudies.net includes undergraduate and graduate programs, and short course listings.
Related lists are: the list of accredited Marriage and Family Therapy programs of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the National Council on Family Relations' list of approved programs for Family Life Educators.
For certification: see American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists for sex counselor/therapist certification, or the American Board of Sexology for certification as a clinical sexologist.
For more student & research resources, visit Related Resources »
Last updated August 27, 2012