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Child Life

Texas Woman's University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
Duration
30528 USD/year
30528 USD/year
15336 USD/year
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Earn your master's in Child Life in 18-24 months. The Child Life program of Texas Woman's University is designed for students seeking certification as a child life specialist to work in healthcare or a community setting.

Overview

The Child Life program of Texas Woman's University is offered 100% online for those who are seeking a graduate degree and need to meet the necessary academic requirements for certification in Child Life.

Program Features

  • Degree completion in as little as 4 semesters or 37 credit hours*
  • 100% online
  • Professional Option (No thesis required)
  • Knowledgeable and supportive faculty with expertise in child development, child life and developmental psychology
  • Two full-time faculty members are Certified Child Life Specialists

The master’s degree in Child Life covers child growth and development from infancy through adolescence, including cognitive, social, emotional and physical development with an emphasis on how health and hospitalization can impact development in all domains, as well as family dynamics and relationships.

Students explore major theories and empirical research on child development and child life and how it applies to work with children and families in a healthcare or community setting.

Gain marketable skills:

  • Practical application of child development and child life knowledge in work with children and families, particularly in areas where families are experiencing stress or crisis
  • Ability to critically consume research literature and evidence-based practice literature
  • Ability to apply research evidence to professional practice
  • Developmental assessment skills
  • Developmentally appropriate intervention planning
  • Written communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills

Career Opportunities

  • Certified Child Life Specialist
  • Child and family advocacy
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Community outreach
  • Parent education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Child Development (ages 0-18)
  • Child Growth and Development in Early Childhood (ages 0-8)
  • Adolescent Development Within the Family (ages 9-21)
  • Family Systems in Child Development
  • Research Methods in Family Sciences
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

37 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a U.S.college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework
  • Curriculum Vita/Resume highlighting relevant education, experience, and employment
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Intent/Essay (1000 words)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15264 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    30528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15264 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    15336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7668 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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