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Child Life, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Madison, WI, United States
The Child Life program at Edgewood College is committed to educating and preparing future child life specialists of the highest caliber and quality. 
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Overview

Child life specialists provide services in a variety of health care settings, including inpatient units, surgery areas, intensive care units, emergency departments, clinics and outpatient treatment areas. Child life specialists also provide services in other settings such as dental offices, community organizations, special needs camps, and a variety of other areas. To an ever increasing extent, child life specialists are involved in providing grief and bereavement services not only in the hospital-setting, but in hospice programs, home hospice, community organizations, bereavement centers, support groups, and grief groups and camps.   

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of child life
  • Infant, child, youth and adolescent development for the child life professional
  • Psychosocial care of hospitalized children and families
  • Medical terminology for child life

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed graduate application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Interview

Work Experience

  • 25 hours of work with well children (paid or non-paid) Clinical Experience Hours Verification Form
  • 75 hours of volunteer work in a child life setting
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      930 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 930 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      930 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 930 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • In-State

      930 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 930 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Madison

    • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
      Living Costs

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