Sexuality & Gender Studies Programs

At the end of every semester, we get dozens of emails from students who want to further their study in Human Sexuality on a variety of levels. To save some of our time, and hopefully some of your confusion, we’ve put together this list of institutions and their programs to help you find the specific sex education you are looking for. Please contact the institutions listed directly to make sure that they are offering what you want, and to get details about specific requirements and credentials regarding each program. This list is to be used as a guide for informational purposes only and is not meant to promote any particular program or institution. You may also want to check our Blog, Facebook, or Twitter for other information regarding continuing education and other professional opportunities.

Please email queries@positivesexuality.org if you would like to add a link to your institution’s program.

Also check:

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students

On Campus Resources for LGBTQ Students

Maryville University College Guide for LGBTQ Students

Ultimate Campus Guide for LGBTQ Students

UNDERGRADUATE OPTIONS

(BA, BS, MINOR & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS)

American University
Washington, D.C.
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Major

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Major

Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Major

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Gender and Sexuality Program

California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Major, Minor, and Post Baccalaureate Certificate

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California
Human Sexuality Minor
Queer Studies Minor

Calfornia State University, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Major

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut
Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Minor

Colby College
Waterville, Maine
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies Major/ Minor

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Study of Sexualities Certificate Program

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Indiana University, Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
Multiple Majors/Minors

Macalester College
St. Paul Minnesota
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

McMicken College
Cincinnati, Ohio
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

New York University
New York, New York
Gender and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Gender and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Major

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major; LGBTQ certificate; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major

Rhodes College
Memphis, Tennessee
Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

Rider University
Princeton, New Jersey
Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California
Sexuality Studies Minor; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Minor

Stonehill College
Easton, Massachusetts
Gender and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Gender and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Sexuality Studies Minor

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Gender and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor; Human Sexuality Major/Minor

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sexuality Studies Minor

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major

Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor/Certificate

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major/Minor

GRADUATE OPTIONS

(MA, MS, PhD, PsyD, CERTIFICATES, EMPHASES)

American University
Washington, D.C.
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Graduate Certificate

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Graduate Certificate

Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Masters

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, California
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sexuality

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut
Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health Graduate Certificate

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Doctor of Philosophy, Minor in Human Sexuality

McMicken College
Cincinnati, Ohio
Master of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Minor

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Masters, Doctor of Philosophy

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California
Master of Arts in Human Sexuality

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Gender and Sexuality Studies Emphasis Program

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Masters, Doctor of Philosophy, Certificate Program

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Masters, Graduate Certificate

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sexuality Education for Future or Current Physicians (Medical School and Residency)

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Widener University
Chester, Pennsylvania
Master of Education in Human Sexuality
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sexuality

Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Doctor of Philosophy (combined only with African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, English, and Sociology); Graduate Certificate