In addition to fulfilling the Masters in Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care program's Admissions Requirements, please review the complete application checklist here.
An online application is required to be filled out through the School of Graduate Studies at McMaster University. Please visit the "How to Apply" section of the School of Graduate Studies for more information. When you are ready to begin the application process, click here
Every applicant will receive a MacID. This does not imply acceptance to the program, but is required to log into McMaster's Mosaic system. If you already have a MacID, please use this when applying.
To begin the online application process, you will need to select the stream you are applying to so you can be directed to the appropriate page. Please refer to the application checklists above for instructions.
The online application portal for will open on November 1, 2021 for Fall 2022 admissions. Applications will be received for Stream 2 until April 4, 2022.
Following successful submission of an online application, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received by the department.
**Individuals interested in becoming a certified child life specialist (CCLS) should apply to our ACLP endorsed Stream 1 program. Stream 2 does not provide all requirements needed to certify.**