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moonofdarkness
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I'm a junior at Colorado College (small liberal arts school) at the moment, and am a sociology major with an emphasis on gender and sexuality studies (and a minor in German...go figure). I'm currently in the process of looking at grad schools. I'm hoping to eventually go into sex and sexuality education either through a school district or an organization such as Planned Parenthood. So far, the only schools I've found that really offer such degrees are SFSU ( my first choice by far) and Widener University in PA. Are there any other places out there where I can get a Master's in Human Sexuality Studies (I've found a ton of PhD programs, but only those two with masters), and what other advice could you give me about going into this much needed field? Thank you in advance for you replies.
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Gumdrop Girl
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The route I chose was public health. I just got my masters degree last month; my major was epidemiology/biostatistics. i learned a lot about communicable diseases, and there was plenty of material about STDs and HIV. When it came time for me to do an internship and project, i chose to work for the health department's STD program where I got a LOT of firsthand experience in STD education, curriculum writing and program planning.

if this sounds interesting to you, a masters in public health may be a good choice. MPH programs are pretty common.

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Heather
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I'm a big fan of the very practical notion that the more braod your education or degree is, the better off you are.

That's especially true if you're going to be seeking a paying job in this country anytime soon is comprehensive sex education or health because the margins are SLIM. For instance, right now, it's tricky as heck to even FIND schools where you can teach comprehensive sex ed because of the federal mandates and lack of funding for comp. sex ed that have been in place since '96.

So, it might be most intelligent to think more broadly than Human Sexuality Studies, which might pen you in more to research, rather than practice, given your bachelors is also academic rather than medical. For instance, what about general adolescent health or social work? Or something like Gumdrop has described? Or even adding a masters in nursing to what you have?


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