This 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Sexology provides specialized research training in the field of mental health sexology. Students who complete this certificate will have a greater knowledge of the overlap between mental health and sexual health, will have the opportunity to conceptualize and design a research protocol of their own, and can expect opportunities to be a named author on at least one peer-reviewed publication or presentation. Possible research topics include (but are not limited to): Sexually Transmitted Infections, LGBTQ+ health, sex education, sexual dysfunction, and paraphilias. Any post-baccalaureate student is eligible to apply for this certificate. This certificate can also be completed by Clinical Mental Health Counseling students using the available 9 credits of elective coursework in the CMHC program of study (please contact the Graduate School about adding the certificate if you are a current UNF CMHC student).
Special Notes about the Program
Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility.
Application Requirement Information
International Applicant Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Admits for fall term only.
This program admits through a rolling admission process. Enrollment is limited to 6 students per admission cycle.
The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).
- UNF admission application
- Application fee
- If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
All of the below university and program requirements
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
- Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.
- Personal essay
- 1-2 pages discussing:
- Experience and/or interest in sexual health and wellness and mental health,
- Experience and/or interest in research activity, and
- Explanation of how the certificate will support future educational and career goals
- One letter of recommendation
of the Program