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Master of Arts in Human Sexuality Studies

Estados Unidos



¿Qué aprenderé?

The career outlook for graduates with specialized knowledge of human sexuality has never been better in our society, due to the changing positive attitudes regarding the role of sexuality in the universities and colleges, high schools, local and national government, research and training, clinical and mental health training, and private sector positions that call for expertise of human reproduction, sexuality, sexual identity and diversity, sexual orientation, gender, and human resources.

The Master of Arts in Human Sexuality Studies program is designed to meet the following career needs:

  • Preparation for Ph.D. studies and professional schools in the field of psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, medicine, social work, or communication.
  • Work in public health settings, such as those related to AIDS education, AIDS/HIV treatment, and care centers; e.g., the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California at San Francisco and welfare centers throughout the Bay Area.
  • Reproductive health education, research, training, and prevention facilities and organizations; i.e., Planned Parenthood.
  • Sexuality education for students at the regional community colleges and at the local school boards that offer or plan to offer courses and curricula on sexuality, including counseling in the secondary schools.
  • Preparation for work in policy or research public policy institutes located at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Service provision and training for service providers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and others that require sensitivity training related to sexuality across the life course and sexual orientation issues.
  • Human resource departments of businesses and corporations, responsible for the provision of sexuality and sexual orientation anti-discrimination and partner benefits areas for employees.
  • Research, policy, and education providers who are needed to fill gay and lesbian agencies and community centers in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Health and Social Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (30 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$14.898,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2023


College of Health and Social Sciences

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS Building, Room 204,



94132, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and the equivalent major coursework for the program area to which application is made.

Para estudiantes internacionales

To be considered for classified (unconditional) admission to the graduate program in Human Sexuality Studies, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate major in an appropriate field under advisement with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. It is expected that applicants will primarily come from behavioral and social sciences (psychology, anthropology, sociology, history), health education, social services professions (social work), business (human resources, management, marketing), or humanities (speech and communications, women studies).

Unofficial transcripts of all college coursework, indicating a GPA of 3.0 or better; Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum score of 4.0 for the analytical writing portion of the GRE.

Applicants must furnish the department the following materials, no later than March 1st for the following fall semester.

Minimum TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 7.0 or PTE 65; some majors require higher scores.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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