Graduate school of Human Sexuality



The Graduate School of Human Sexuality at Shu-Te University was established in May, 2000 and the doctoral program was sat up later in 2006. The program is the only accredited program of its kind in Asia. Our mission is the advancement of professional practice for educators, consultants, counselors and therapists.


The school’s objective is 1. Establishing the professional status and research base for sexology in Taiwan. 2. Teaching and researching in sexuality through the viewpoint of “Human”. 3. Training students for professionals and teachers at sexuality. 4. Exchanging and collaborating with worldwide communities of school researchers, university professors to promote its academic standard and fame internationally. Therefore, for this objective the curriculum is subdivided to 3 fields: sexual education, sexual counseling, and sexual society to offer professional knowledge.



Master Curriculum
Classification Course Name
Required Courses Sexuality Education, Introduction to Human Sexuality. Methodology of Sexuality, Seminar, Thesis
Core Courses Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Marriage and Family Therapy, Teaching Methodology for Sexuality Education, Sexuality and Society, Gender and Women Studies
Elective Courses Sexual Attitude Restructuring, Sexual Health, Sexuality and Communication, Sexuality and Law, Sexuality Education for Parents, Marriage and Family Dynamics, Psychology of Human Sexuality, Curricular Design of Sexuality Education, Sexuality Issue Experiment, Research and Development of Creative Products in Sexuality, Sex and Violence Study, Sex Art and Literature,  Theory and Practice of Sexuality Counseling, Study of Sex Therapy, History and Philosophy of Sexuality


PhD Curriculum
Classification Course Name
Required Courses Contemporary Sexuality, Theory and Practice of Sexuality Education, Seminar Ι,  Philosophy and Ethics of  Sexuality, Seminar Ⅱ,Doctoral Dissertation
Elective Courses Intimate Relationship, Advanced Statistics    , Qualitative data Analysis, Methods of Sex Therapy, Sexuality Education for People with Disabilities, Human Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attitude Restructuring , Sex, Power and Politics, Human Sexual Culture, Sexuality Education for Community, Advanced Sexuality Counseling, Journal Reading Ⅱ, Studies in Psychology of Sexuality, Journal Reading Ι

Prospects for graduates

The doctoral degree program has provided graduates professional development and orientation.

  • The doctoral degree program offers the opportunity for students with master degree to participate further research projects.

The program promotes academic sexology and professional expertise, and offers great deal of research and supervises for social organization, hospital, and prevention center. There are 152 universities that offer the courses of general education or liberal arts in Taiwan provide the courses or programs about human relationship and family and marriage. Out of 152 universities, there are related departments of 129 research institutes such as gender research, anthropology, educational counseling, psychology, health education, nursing, etc that need opportunities of research and demand a large number of teachers. There are 356 non-governmental organizations that devote themselves to researches and offer graduates advanced guidance nationwide.

  • Graduates have more opportunities for careers

Due to the Gender Equity Education and Grade 1-9 Curriculum developed by the Government, school graduates are employed in a variety of settings, including education, social work, public welfare, foundation, the media, medicine and nursing, research, and administrative positions.

As the Sexology Program has excellent professional knowledge and skills, many opportunities arise for greater links outside of Taiwan for career and further research opportunities. Since there are 15 universities with sexology programs throughout Asia, such as, Southern College and New Era College of Malaysia, Medical University, Normal University and University of Humanities and Social Sciences of Vietnam, 32 sexuality research institutes in China, other than, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and India, sexuality researchers and professors are in high demand.


Future prospects for the department

  1. To foster the trend of domestic sexuality research.
  2. To carry on the exchange and collaboration with world association of sexologists and professional scholars.
  3. To expand the student employment in the workplace.