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General Questions

  • What is a child life specialist?

  • Is the Child Life Studies Diploma Program still running?

  • What is the difference between Stream 1 and Stream 2?

  • Are the courses in this graduate program completed on campus, or online?

  • Will I learn online as much as I’d learn in a traditional classroom?

  • How much time will I need to invest each week for my coursework?

  • Can I start my courses online at any time, or are there specific start dates?

  • I do not have an honours undergraduate degree. Can I still be considered for admission?

  • What are the grade requirements for admission, and do you review all grades or just the last two years of study?

  • I have attended more than one college / university; do I need to submit all my transcripts?

  • Where can I find the tuition and fee information ?

  • English is not my first language, what are the requirements?

  • Can I mail my reference letters / transcripts myself when I send in my other application material?

  • Will you be accepting late applications?

  • Will I be notified of the status of my application?

Stream 1

  • What program do you recommend I take in undergraduate studies?

  • Can I complete Stream 1 as a part time student?

  • I only need a few more courses and internship hours to certify. Can I just register for those instead of the full degree?

  • I have many hours volunteering in a childcare setting (daycare) but not with a child life specialist; does that count?

  • Can you recommend some places where I can complete my volunteer placement?

  • I won’t be completing my volunteering hours before the application deadline, would you still accept my application?

  • I have several courses in psychology. Will those count towards the required child development courses?

  • What type of courses are you looking for the undergraduate child development courses requirement?

Clinical Education FAQs for Stream 1 Applicants

  • When do the clinical internships occur in the Masters program?

  • Are clinical internships guaranteed in this program?

  • Will I have to move to complete my clinical internships?

  • Is there assistance with finding housing if I do have to move for my clinical internship?

  • I am an international student. Can I complete my internship in my home country?

  • Can clinical preceptors request a specific intern?

  • What are the qualifications of my clinical preceptor?

  • Do I get to choose where I do my internship?

  • Is there a chance that I will be at the same site as some of my classmates for internship?

  • How often is the clinical skills seminar?

  • What is the benefit of having a clinical skills seminar at the same time as my clinical internship?

  • Who can I contact for more information about the clinical education program?

Stream 2

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