Applying to the Human Sexuality PhD Program

Application for Admission

Non-refundable $65 Application Fee

Degree Requirement: The Clinical Practice concentration is open to applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree, master's program in a clinical field (MFT, LPCC, or LCSW) and are licensed or are license-eligible. The Sexuality Policy Leadership concentration is open to applicants who have completed a master's program from an accredited institution.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.


Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to your decision to apply.

Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives.

Two Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight-to-ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.


For International students there are additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for additional information.

Please visit Applying to CIIS for more information.

For questions about admissions please contact:

Veronica Palafox
(415) 575-6227