Dual Degree

Clinical Psychology (PsyD) & Human Sexuality Studies (MEd)

With a doctorate of psychology (PsyD) and a master of education (MEd), you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a leader in the field of human sexuality.

Program Overview

In our dual degree doctorate of psychology program and master of education (PsyD/MEd), you will take the inside track to a future as an educator, clinician, therapist, and sexuality professional.

In addition to working collaboratively with community educators, teachers, therapists, clinicians, and writers, you will also be trained in social justice education, research methodologies, curriculum development, clinical research, teaching strategies, assessment and intervention, and culturally appropriate program design.

You'll gain hands-on practice experience in either educational or clinical settings, depending on your program track. Field experience is accompanied by a practicum course through which you will receive supervision from a faculty member. Field placements are located where you live, and students who live more than two hours away from campus can attend their practicum class through video conferencing.

Through a practicum placement and a rigorous research-oriented education, you will develop the skills and aptitudes to excel in the field of human sexuality.

Program Options

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Admissions Requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher at the bachelor’s level
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Complete PsyCAS application and select PsyD/Human Sexuality
  • Resume
  • Essays
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all completed undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Interview by invitation

For the PsyD/MEd interdisciplinary program, applicants need to apply through the PsyCAS website. Follow the prompts for the dual degree carefully, and include a copy of your most current resume. Students are interviewed and accepted individually by each program.

Please visit the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program page for more information about requirements specific to the clinical psychology doctoral degree.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year for a fall semester start.

Program Highlights

With a PsyD/MEd dual degree from Widener, you will develop the skills and expertise to excel as a sexuality educator and clinical psychologist and will be trained to use science to inform your practice.

Flexibility & Efficiency

Most of our classes are scheduled on weekends and evenings with working adults in mind. Because of this format, students commute from around the Philadelphia area (and further) and are able to keep their current jobs.

Note: does not apply to PsyD courses

Exceptional Training

Thanks to our highly trained faculty and staff who use current educational philosophies and methodologies, you will received an education that emphasizes affecting learning and cutting-edge strategies.

Certification through AASECT

If you are interested in becoming certified by the American Association and Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, our curriculum puts you on the right track to meeting the requirements for certification.

CLubs & Organizations

Clinical Psychology & Human Sexuality Studies (PsyD & MEd) Dual Degree majors have the opportunity to join various clubs and organizations across and outside of campus to expand their network, including the Gamma Eta Rho – A National Honor Society in Human Sexuality, the Human Sexuality Education Student Organization, and many more.


Brent A. Satterly

"My approach to teaching is best described as embracing an existentialist and social reconstructivist perspective, emphasizing respect for what each student brings to the classroom and students’ responsibility for their own learning. In my teaching at Widener, these methods have resulted in positive outcomes as measured by student course evaluations and verbal feedback."

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Assistant Professor

The clinical training and supervision that you're most likely to receive here could be invaluable to your development as a clinician. The partnerships that you could make in the tri-state area and beyond would be lifelong, diverse, and in line with your future areas of focus or expertise.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Our graduates finish our program ready to serve their communities and gain the experience to be leaders in their fields.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Education
  • Counseling/therapy
  • Applied psychology
  • Management and supervision

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Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $25 application fee to apply to Widener, in addition to the PSYCAS fee. 

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