Master of Science in Child Development / Child Life Leadership
Erikson Institute

Program Details

Earn a Master of Science degree in Child Development through Erikson Institute online.  By choosing a concentration in Child Life Leadership students are entering an academic pathway towards heightened leadership and advocacy roles in professional settings.  Studies will cover topics including but not limited to:

  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Social and emotional development
  • Legal and financial issues

This program is designed for Certified Child Life Specialists interested in managing and supporting child life programs.  Courses are available 100% online and led by faculty bringing expertise in the field of child and family advocacy to the online classroom.  Though this online program does not lead to licensure, it can improve knowledge and skills to promote success in today’s marketplace and improve the lives of children and their families in a variety of human services settings.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Erikson Institute is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV