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Graduate education

Ph.D. minor: Human Sexuality

This minor is co-directed by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the Interdepartmental Graduate Committee on Human Sexuality. The Human Sexuality Program offers a doctoral minor of 12 credits from related interdisciplinary subject areas.


The program covers a basic yet broad overview of human sexuality. Students examine the behavioral, biological, cultural, and social components of sexuality and also study of the role of sexuality in the arts and public policy. The program is particularly useful for persons entering fields involving the social and behavioral sciences, education, health science and medicine, counseling and therapy, nursing, social work, humanities, criminal justice, and public policy.

The Human Sexuality minor is intended for students currently enrolled in doctoral programs such as:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Gender studies
  • Health behavior
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Selecting an advisor

Students should select an advisor from our list of Kinsey Institute affiliated faculty

Course requirements

Only one core course (K690, H555, or S522) is required. Students may take all courses for credit toward the minor, with the remaining hours being selected—upon consent of the student’s minor area faculty advisor—from other courses that have a major emphasis on sexuality. For more, see Human Sexuality Course Offerings.

Stating intention

All students intending to complete the Ph.D. minor in Human Sexuality should notify the program co-chairs:

William Yarber, H.S.D.
Applied Health Science
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN<
(812) 855-7974

Justin R. Garcia, Ph.D.
Kinsey Institute
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
(812) 855-7586

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