Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Child Life — MS

The Master of Science degree in Child Life requires a minimum of 34 semester hours. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to sit for the child life certification examination. The program will include academic work and field work (practicum/internship) to prepare future certified child life specialists.


Required Courses: 

HDFS 7010Child and Adolescent Development in Context3
HDFS 7040Family Processes3
HDFS 7070Research Literacy in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 7100Psychosocial Care of Medically and Emotionally Vulnerable Children 3
HDFS 7110Play and Therapeutic Interventions in Child Life3
HDFS 7130Child Life Program Development and Evaluation3
HDFS 7140Death, Dying and Bereavement for Child Life Specialists3
HDFS 7850Child Life Practicum1-3
HDFS 7950Internship in Child Life12