Applications for the online MA program are currently closed. The application will open again in September for the Summer 2023 term. View application instructions.
In our program, you'll build a strong foundation in child and adolescent development and choose a specialization from one of our three track options. Click on a track below to learn more about coursework and career opportunities.
Prepare to be a child life specialist, a trained professional who helps children cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury, disability, and hospitalization.
Personalize your degree by selecting elective courses that you can apply to a career field that interests you.
Prepare for a career that incorporates early childhood mental health practice or policy. Live in Minnesota? Pursue an option to prepare for a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) license.
Students who take all their courses online qualify for the Minnesota resident tuition rate. Tuition for our MA program follows the University’s general resident graduate tuition rates. Full-time enrollment is 6 to 14 credits per semester. Each track in our MA program has its own course and credit requirements.
We've put together an info session to provide an overview of the online MA program, its three tracks—child life, infant and early childhood mental health, and individualized studies—and application materials and requirements. We invite you to watch the info session and get in touch if you have any questions.