Apply to the Human Sexuality PhD Program

Currently accepting application for the fall 2015 semester! Start your application today! 

We will continue to accept applications until all of the spaces in our programs are filled.

Application Requirements

Online Admissions Application: there is a 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.

Interview: After an applicant submits a complete online application and all suplemental documents are received, the Human Sexuality Deparment will review the application materials and will conduct interviews with viable candidates.

Please submit all supplemental materials to or mail to:

Admissions Office
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for details.

For questions about admissions, please contact our admissions counselor:

Veronica Palafox
(415) 575-6227