12 months
1595 USD/credit 47850 USD/year
1595 USD/credit 47850 USD/year
736 USD/credit 22080 USD/year
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Infant Mental Health from Wayne State University prepares current Wayne State University graduate students to be well-versed in IMH research and practice. Students graduate from the program as research-informed clinicians who learn how to translate and critique research in ways that effectively address the needs of diverse children and caregivers.


Infant Mental Health from Wayne State University offers many advantages to graduate students whose goal is to work with and on behalf of very young children, their families, and caregivers. Students who earn the IMH-DT and become practitioners are well positioned to: be competitive in the job market, are prepared to work in cross-disciplinary teams, understand evidence-based treatments and their importance, integrate a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens, and have a solid understanding of both research and clinical work with infants and caregivers.

Students at Infant Mental Health from Wayne State University will:

  • Synthesize knowledge about theories and research relevant to infant mental health practice, including pregnancy and early parenting, infant development, relationship-based practice, attachment, the impact of race and inequities, and disorders of infancy and early childhood.
  • Demonstrate expertise related to the infant mental health service delivery model and its use in clinical and classroom-based intervention and research.
  • Demonstrate expertise in observation and assessment of infants/young children, caregivers, and caregiver-infant/young child relationships to identify capacities, risks, and relationship disruptions.
  • Engage in reflective practice that includes examination of values, beliefs, and biases related to race, ethnicity, gender, parenting, family, and development. 
  • Implement evidence-based practice interventions to families, caregivers, and their infants who are experiencing complex risk factors (clinical students).
  • Demonstrate competence in research design and methods relevant to the field of infant mental health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infant Mental Health Theory to Practice 
  • Infant and Family Mental Health Assessment
  • Infant Mental Health Treatment 
  • Infant Behavior and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. 
  • Submit your transcript(s)
  • Demonstrate English proficiency 
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Test Scores
  • If you are applying to a master's program, your minimum undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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