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Online Admissions Application: Begin the application process by submitting an online graduate application at the link below and submitting the non-refundable $65 application fee payment.

Degree Requirement: This program is open to all applicants who have completed a master's program from a regionally accredited institution.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions. 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.

Resume/CV

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.


Please submit all electronic materials as individual attachments (one document per submission, in .doc, or .pdf formats) to materials@ciis.edu.

International Students

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

Admission Counselor: Veronica Palafox

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

Veronica Palafox
(415) 575-6227
vpalafox@ciis.edu

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