Advanced Standing Master of Science in Child Life

The Advanced Standing option for the Master of Science in Child Life program is available for Certified Child Life Specialists who have a B.A. or B.S. degree, as well as individuals who have successfully completed the 600 required child life internship hours. To pursue the Advanced Standing option, you must provide proof of a Child Life Certificate from the Child Life Certification Commission (part of the Association of Child Life Professionals), or complete the Child Life Clinical Experience Verification Form (PDF).

PCLS 501Advanced Child Development3
PCLS 511Family Systems Theory and Applications3
PCLS 512Theories and Practices of Grief and Loss3
PCLS 523Coping Strategies for Children Experiencing Stress and Trauma3
PCLS 525Assessment, Preparation, and Documentation3
PCLS 531Ethics, Diversity and Professional Issues3
PCLS 532Child Life Administration and Leadership3
PCLS 551Research Methods and Statistical Analysis3
PCLS 552Thesis/Project Seminar3
SOCW 537Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Diagnosis3
SOCW 543Fundraising, Grant Writing, and Fiscal Decision Making3
SOCW 552Program Planning and Evaluation3
Total Units36