Dual Degree

Human Sexuality (MEd) & Public Administration (MPA)

With a master of education (MEd) and master of public administration (MPA) , you will gain the knowledge and skills to work at the intersection of policy, advocacy, and sexuality

Program Overview

In our dual degree master of education and master of public administration program (MEd/MPA), you will take the inside track to a future as an educator, policy maker, non-profit worker, and sexuality professional.

Not only will you work with other community educators, teachers, policymakers, educational consultants, curriculum developers, professional writers, or journalists in communities, schools, or universities, but you will also be trained in:

  • Social justice education
  • Research methodologies
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching strategies
  • Culturally appropriate program design

At Widener, you will gain experience by doing. 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 and public administration. 

Program Options

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All of our students gain hands-on practical experience in either educational or clinical settings, depending on their 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.

Admissions Information

Please visit the Master of Public Administration (MPA) page for more information about requirements to the master of public administration.

  • 03/25 - for matriculation in the fall semester

Program Highlights

With a MEd/MPA dual degree from Widener, you will develop the skills and expertise to excel as a sexuality educator, advocacy worker, and policy maker.

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: does not apply to MPA courses


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."

James E. Vike
Director of Masters of Public Administration

"Our students care about furthering positive outcomes in society. My goal in the classroom is to help them do this by building managerial and leadership skills that improve work performance in the near term and aid career advancement."

Linda Aline Hawkins
Adjunct Professor

I have been a therapist working with LGBTQ children, youth, and families for the last 20 years. I went into this work to raise the voices of individuals who are far too often silenced.

In 2014, I founded the Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to have a way for Transgender and Gender Expansive children, youth, and their families to receive multidisciplinary care. In supporting these wonderful families, it became clear that there needs to be many more therapists who can provide support. My motivation in building this training program is to have more therapists in the community who can provide this great care.

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 Fields

  • Education
  • Local governments
  • Public policy
  • Criminal justice

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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 no application fee to apply to this program.

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