• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $900.00 per credit (resident and nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA
  • Application Deadlines
    Fall: March 15; Spring: October 1
  • College
    College of Continuing and Professional Studies

Using the Human Sexuality Certificate as a core component, the MPS in Sexual Health meets the unique needs of aspiring or current sex therapists, sex educators, and others working in related practices.

The degree features:

  • faculty who are professional experts working at the cutting edge of sexual health disciplines.
  • applied final projects that let you take your learning into the real world.
  • a diverse and inclusive student environment.

This degree is offered in partnership between the Medical School’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Health and the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Coursework can apply toward partial fulfillment of AASECT Sexuality Educator certification.

Curriculum (30 credits)

Core Certificate (12 credits)

Human Sexuality Certificate

  • HSEX 6001 – Foundations of Human Sexuality
  • HSEX 6011 – Policy in Human Sexuality: Cutting-Edge Analyses
  • HSEX 6013 – Perspectives and Practices in Sexual Health Education
  • HSEX 6015 – Sexual Pleasure and Intimacy

Students choose one of the following tracks:

Track A (12 credits)

Sex Therapy (certificate available)

  • HSEX 6311 – Health Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Adults
  • HSEX 6211 – Dimensions of Sexual Functioning
  • HSEX 6212 – Sex and Relationship Therapy
  • HSEX 6213 – Sexual Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

Track B (12 credits)

Transgender and Gender-Diverse Health (certificate available)

  • HSEX 6311 – Health Care for Transgender & Gender-Diverse Adults
  • HSEX 6312 – Intersectional & Decolonizing Approaches to Transgender Health
  • HSEX 6313 – Gender Diversity, Sexuality, and Sexual Health
  • HSEX 6314 – Considerations in the Care of Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

Track C (12 credits)

Self-Designed Track: A personalized selection of courses from available HSEX offerings focused on professional goals

Elective Courses (6 credits)
Students choose six credits of elective coursework in consultation with their advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.
Total: 30 credits

Online Catalog

AASECT Certification

Each HSEX course is approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) for 35 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information on AASECT certification, please contact info@aasect.org.