M.Sc. On Campus

Child Life

Edgewood College

12 months
997 USD/credit 37886 USD/year
997 USD/credit 37886 USD/year
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The Child Life program at Edgewood College is committed to educating and preparing future child life specialists of the highest caliber and quality. 


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. The program is offered at Edgewood College.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Provide evidence of a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Complete and submit graduate application (including $30 fee).
  • Request that official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Edgewood College Graduate and Professional Studies.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One college course in child development or lifespan development strongly preferred.
  • A written statement is required when applying to the Child Life Program. This essay should include the following:
  • Interests and motivation for wanting to be a Child Life Specialist
  • Ability to succeed in graduate school
  • An interview 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 997 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 997 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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