Master's Degree

Human Sexuality (MEd) & School Counseling Certificate

With a master of education (MEd) in human sexuality degree and school counseling certificate from Widener, you will gain the knowledge to lead as both a counselor and educator of human sexuality.

Program Overview

In our master of education (MEd) in human sexuality studies and school counseling certificate program , you'll take the inside track to a future as an educator, counselor, 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.

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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 Widener online application
  • Resume
  • Professional Goals Statements
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation: two academic and one professional/volunteer
  • Official transcripts from all completed undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Personal or group interview (scheduled after receipt and review of completed application)

You must apply separately to the Counselor Education Program in the Center for Education and the Center for Human Sexuality Studies and submit separate supporting documents, although transcripts can be shared.

Be sure to follow the separate application procedures required by both programs.

Please visit the Education Certificates page for more information about requirements specific to the school counseling certificate.

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

Program Highlights

With an MEd in human sexuality studies degree and a school counseling certificate from Widener, you'll develop the skills and expertise to excel as a sexuality educator and counselor.

Flexibility & Efficiency

Most of the classes take place only on specified weekends, so you will know in advance when you are required on campus. Because of this format, students commute from around the Philadelphia area (and beyond) and are able to keep their current jobs.

Note: counseling courses may differ

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.

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