PhD Program in Human Sexuality
This accredited program is unique in providing a doctorate in the interdisciplinary field of Human Sexuality.
The CIIS Human Sexuality PhD program is the only accredited program of its kind on the West Coast. It offers coursework and mentorship to support student teaching, research, publication, policy projects and creative endeavors. This interdisciplinary, accredited PhD program in critical sexuality studies draws on queer theory, intersectionality, feminism, history, philosophy, biology, social sciences, clinical and policy studies to foster scholars who:
• Shape the interprofessional dialogue on sexuality between researchers, clinical practitioners, policy leaders, educators and communities of practice.
• Engage research, clinical, educational and policy arenas through the application of their coursework, proseminars, internships and optional AASECT certification.
• Expand their holistic sexual literacy knowledge to impact individual and societal change initiatives.
This hybrid program (partially in-person and online) consists of two years of coursework, a 90-hour internship, comprehensive exams, and a dissertation (4-6 year estimated completion). After completing this program students may go into careers in:
Academia | Activism | Advocacy | Arts | Assessment | Clinical Psychology | Diversity & Inclusion | Gerontology | Health Communications | Higher Education | Policy | Public Health | Research | Sexuality Education | Sex Therapy | Youth Outreach