Become a Leader in the Study of Gender Diversity
Contemporary culture has increasingly become aware of the importance of gender and its impact on both individual and group relational dynamics. Gender diversity is an ever-important topic of study in the area of emotional health and identity development. The gender diversity specialization recognizes how crucial it is for today’s mental health providers and educators to possess knowledge and sensitivity to a myriad of issues, challenges, and changes to our current understanding of mental health, gender and healthy sexuality. As well, this specialization explores the important distinction between gender, sex, and sexuality, recognizing that while different constructs, there are many critical points of intersection and influence among them. Taught by professors who all hold doctoral degrees, you will gain expertise in theory and research skills, and develop ways to apply your learning about gender diversity in your own community. This program will prepare you to serve as a researcher, educator or consultant in this extremely important field.
The NCU Difference
Northcentral University is committed to providing a premier education for our students, and holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC*). NCU’s Department of Psychology delivers PhD, master’s, bachelor’s, and graduate certificate programs in psychology that emphasize the knowledge, skills, practical application and values that are integral to the field. You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.
“I chose NCU because I could really focus on my degree while still living my own life. Going to school online made it possible for me to continue my career and still be there for my friends and family, but not sacrifice my education in the process.” – Marsha Christopher, Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in gender diversity (2016)
*WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.