Apply to M.S. Child Life

Deadline: Application and documents are due by December 1, 2022 for Fall 2023 matriculation.

Before applying:

  1. Did you review the application requirements for the M.S. Child Life?
  2. Did you apply to the Graduate School?
  3. Do you have the following items saved and ready to upload:
    • Personal Statement
    • Social Justice Statement
    • Video (Optional)
Format: 000-000-0000
  • Applicants to the Master of Science in Child Life program should incorporate answers to the following questions into their Personal Statement:
    • Describe the role of child life. Explain its importance for children and families.
    • A Master's degree is not required to practice as a child life specialist. Why do you want to complete a Master’s in Child Life degree?
    • What do you expect to gain from Master’s study in child life?
    • What experiences have you had that have prepared you for Master’s study in child life?
  • Please let us know if you have questions. Our goal is to encourage applicants to write a personal statement that better helps us evaluate their understanding of child life and their motivation for Master’s study

Please elaborate on how your academic goals relate to promoting a social justice agenda that creates knowledge and serves diverse communities. What personal and professional experiences position you to with these topics/communities?

  • Child Life applicants may choose to submit a 5-minute video addressing the following questions:
    • Why is pursuing a MS in the Child Life program important to you?
    • How do you plan on using this degree in the future?
    • What personal attributes would you bring to the educational experience?
  • Upload your video on the Digital Portfolio page within the application. If using a link, applicants should use an internet-based service (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo) to host the video and make sure settings allow people with the video URL to view the video (i.e., unlisted setting).
  • This video is not required but can be used to supplement written application materials.
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