Curriculum Overview
This hybrid program (partially in-person and online) consists of two years of coursework (36 units), a 90-hour internship, comprehensive exams, and a dissertation (4-year estimated completion). All students must attend three Academic Residencies (3-4 days of in-person coursework) per semester for two years.

The focus in Year 1 is to build the cohort experience, lay down an intersectional foundation of knowledge including concepts, theory, and methodology. The first year aims to advance student scholarship through critical thinking, creativity, and self-reflection. Students will be asked to develop a "concept sheet" that they will work on, revise, and present to support their focus question and area of interest as they move towards their dissertation phase.

The focus in Year 2 is to allow for more focus as students continue to refine their research question, learn more about methodology and theory, and begin their internship. The internship allows students to apply their scholarship and advocacy at an organization or clinic of their choice.

Required Courses
HSX 7175 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Research, Policy, Society, and Self-Awareness (3 units)
HSX 7170 Introduction to Human Sexuality: Theory, Research, and Knowledge (3 units)
HSX 7180 Sexual Development Across the Life Course (3 units)
HSX 7193 Caring for the Sexual Body: STIs-Research, Treatment, and Policy (3 units)
HSX Scholarly Lenses: Global Sexual Rights (3 units)
HSX 7264 Mixed Methods in Sex Research (3 units)
HSX 7265 Gender and Society (3 units)
HSX 7830 Proseminar in Sexuality and Clinical Practice (sequence 1) (3 units)
HSX 7831 Proseminar in Sexuality and Clinical Practice (sequence 2) (3 units)
HSX Community Based Participatory Research: A Case Study in Sexual Social Justice (3 units)
 *Please note, there may be course changes
Comprehensive Exam (Required)
HSX 9600 Mastery of the Field - General Comprehensive Exam (0 units)
HSX 6828 Sexuality, Spirituality, and Religion: Humanistic, Clinical, and Policy Implications (3 units)
HSX 7268 Women's Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Rights (1-3 units)
HSX 7193 Caring for the Sexual Body
HSX 6335 Sex, Love, and Intimacy 
 *Electives throughout other CIIS academic programs may be considered under faculty advisement
Dissertation (Required)  
HSX 7900    Dissertation Proposal Completion  (0 Units)

Please go to the COURSE DESCRIPTIONS page to see the course details.

Academic Resdency Dates for 2016-2017
Spring 2016:
January 29th - 31st
March 11th - 13th
April 15th - 17th

Fall 2016:
August 26th - 28th
October 14th - 16th
December 2nd - 4th

Spring 2017:
January 20th - 21st
March 17th - 19th
April 28th - 30th

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