Admission Requirements

Your first steps

  1. Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State.
  2. Before completing 60 credit hours, visit the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare or change your major to child and family development.

Applying for the child life option

Admission is selective. You must complete an application form (.pdf) and meet the admission requirements detailed below.

Then, submit your application materials and resume. You can email, mail or hand-deliver that information.

If you’re admitted to the child life option, you will also need to turn in more required information.

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