Judy Bonner Child Development Center

Child Life Admission Requirements

Child Life Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: January 7:

Top applicants will be invited to interview for acceptance into the Child Life Program. APPLY NOW

As part of the online application, all applicants will need to submit/upload the following items: 

  • ​Official academic transcript(s) 
  • Resume or CV 
  • Contact information for three individuals who can each provide a letter of recommendation
    • At least one letter (preferably two letters) should be written by college instructors/professors  
    • Additional letters should be written by supervisors or administrators from professional settings 
    • Please do not include letters from family members, friends, or other individuals with whom you have a personal (non-professional) relationship 
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The Statement of Purpose should:
      • Be free of typos and grammatical errors 
      • Discuss how your background/experience influences your desire to pursue a master’s degree in HDFS-Child Life 
      • Discuss how a master’s degree in HDFS-Child Life aligns with your future goals 
      • Discuss the skills and knowledge you display that will support success in a graduate program 

​The HDFS graduate faculty review application materials and make a recommendation for an applicant interview. The Child Life faculty make the final decision following the applicant interview.