The Sexuality and Gender Studies graduate certificate program is an online program that focuses on issues salient to the complex communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, asexual, and other identities that revolve around sexuality and gender. Major topics include understanding historical contexts, homophobia, transphobia, internalized phobias, political and legal perspectives, international contexts, communication and linguistic contexts, psychological and sociological perspectives, and mental and physical health concerns.

The Sexuality and Gender Studies program will offer students an academic understanding of the issues that they can then bring back to society and the greater Deaf community as working professionals. This program also will serve as an incubator of research activities to increase scholarship topics salient to the LGBTQ+ Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. Online presentations will be available through American Sign Language and spoken English with English captions.

Students will be expected to apply advanced critical thinking skills, take on leadership roles within the classes and internships, and conduct thorough literature searches.