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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 School of Public Health-Bloomington, 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
Online Courses
International Degree Programs
Summer Institutes
Other Resources

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United States and Canadian Degree Programs

Please note - this list of programs is not comprehensive. To submit information on another degree or certificate program, please contact

American Academy of Clinical Sexologists
AACS offers a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology. Situated in Orlando, Florida. Online application may be found at For more information, visit the website, call (407) 645-1641 or email:

Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, New Hampshire
-- Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.

California State University, Northridge
-- Interdisciplinary 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

Center 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.

Columbia 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.

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
-- Program in the Study of Sexualities (SXL). An undergraduate certificate is available in this program.

Indiana University, Bloomington
-- Undergraduate Individualized Major in Human Sexuality
-- M.S., Ed.S., and Ph.D. in Counseling (Counseling & Educational Psychology)
-- Doctoral Minor in Human Sexuality (Kinsey Institute)
-- Doctoral Minor and Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Major in Gender Studies

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, California
-- 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. Ph: 415/928-1133.

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
-- Bachelor of Arts degree
-- Interdisciplinary Minor in Sexuality Studies
-- Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Sexuality Studies

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
-- Undergraduate Minor in Sexuality Studies. See also course listings.
-- Undergraduate Minor in LGBT Studies.
-- Master of Arts Degree in Sexuality Studies to provide students with a foundation of theoretical, methodological and applied training necessary for pursuing a range of careers focused on human sexuality.
Contact: SFSU, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, Ph.415-405-3570,

Universite du Quebec á Montreal (UQAM), 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.")

University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Graduate programs 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)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
-- Pacific Center for Sex and Society
-- American Institutions with Human Sexuality Programs - resource page

University of Iowa, Certificate in Sexuality Studies
Undergraduate interdisciplinary certificate program on the history and construction of human sexualities and gender identities.

University 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 fellowship.

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:

University 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 training programs.

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
-- Studies in Sexuality, Marriage, and the Family is one of several interdisciplinary programs of study offered.

Widener University, Center for Education, School of Human Service Professions, Chester, PA, near Philadelphia
-- Master's of Education in Sexuality Studies with tracks in Sex Therapy or Sexuality Education
-- Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sexuality Studies with degree tracks in Sex Therapy or Sexuality Education.
-- Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies (MSW/MEd) offered online

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Online Courses

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 The Programs listing at includes undergraduate, graduate & short courses in a variety of gender or sex research-related areas.

Engender 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, E-mail:

The Institute of Art and Ideas, London, UK
Sexuality and Power with Véronique Mottier
Course overview: Includes the Ancient World, Christianity and Sexuality, and Science and Sexuality. Free with online registration.

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.

International Degree Programs

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. UK.
Offers MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research and MSc Sexually Transmitted Infections & HIV. Contact: Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 8636.

Instituto 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:

Curtin 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:

Porterbrook 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:

University of Sydney Medical School Masters Program
Options include Masters or Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health.

Contact: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar
Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre;
The University of Sydney;
Level 4, Jeffrey House;
162 Marsden Street;
Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia.
Phone: +61 2 9762 5379
Fax: +61 2 9762 5379

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Summer Institutes

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

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

Fellowships may be available through
Deadline to apply for scholarship is October 1.  

For more summer training opportunities, see also, AASECT's continuing education list for professionals.

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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 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 February 20, 2015

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