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Program Update

McMaster University will offer a Master's in Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care program as of the fall of 2016. Pending approval, our current Child Life Studies diploma program will be closed effective September 2016.

MSc Program

Stream 1 of this program will provide academic and clinical training (2 internships) to prepare students with knowledge, clinical skills, and professional behaviours to practice as entry level child life specialists.​

Stream 2 will provide child life specialists or practicing health professionals with advanced practice skills in pediatric psychosocial care in a course-based format (no internships required).

Courses will be offered on campus and online to provide a flexible and accessible learning schedule.

Opportunities for both real-time and asynchronous sessions in addition to two one-week residency periods held on campus will provide learners with opportunities for self-directed learning, guided instruction as well as hands on application of theory to practice throughout the curriculum.

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