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) from an accredited program 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.

Statement of Purpose: A two-page (typed, double-spaced) statement answering the following question – How does studying Human Sexuality advance social justice?

Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational goals including your potential dissertation topic.


Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter must be from an academic reference and one letters must come from professional reference. Recommendations should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample 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 final project paper, an academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.

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

Admission Counselor: Veronica Palafox

If you have any additional questions about admissions, please contact our admissions counselor:

Veronica Palafox
(415) 575-6227

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