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Mental Health Sexology Certificate



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

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Department of Financial Aid for more information regarding eligibility.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

This program admits through a rolling admission process.
Enrollment is limited to 6 students per admission cycle.

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Robert Zeglin
Associate Professor

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Scientific writing sample
      • Can be a paper for a course, a published article, or any other work that evidences scientific writing ability
    • Application 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
      • Mention satisfactorily completion of an undergraduate research course with a grade of B+ or better 
    • One letter of recommendation
      • Professional