Family & Human Services B.S./Child Life, Administration & Family Collaboration M.S.

Child life specialists help children and their families cope with challenging medical situations.

Students enrolled in the family and human services major, introduction to child life track can complete both their undergraduate degree and the master’s in child life, administration and family collaboration in five years.

Students apply for admission to the five-year program in their junior year by completing the B.S. to M.S. Admission Application Form (PDF). Those accepted into the program begin graduate coursework during their senior year.  

The master’s in child life, administration and family collaboration provides advanced education for students who wish to become Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS). This program’s broad curriculum engages students through applied research, focus on family collaboration, and preparation for management and administrative positions.

View degree requirements for the combined bachelor’s/master’s program in the Undergraduate Catalog

why towson?

  • Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
  • Towson's master’s in child life, administration and family collaboration is the only child life graduate program in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, or the District of Columbia.
  • The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) has identified this graduate program as one of only 18 in North America with a child life focus.