Application Process, Tuition & Financial Aid: Master of Arts in Child Development

Contact

Director of Graduate Admissions

E-mail Emanuel

914.395.2371

Students may apply for fall entry to the Master of Arts in Child Development program. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.

Previous college work is expected to be at 3.0 or higher and should reflect advanced course study. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission to Sarah Lawrence College.

The application deadline is January 15.

Apply to the Child Development graduate program online»

If you are interested in the dual degree program, you must apply separately to each school. Visit the New York University website for information about applying to the Social Work program.

Please note: All application materials submitted become property of Sarah Lawrence College and cannot be returned. This application and all the materials shall not be disclosed to any person not concerned with the professional development of the student.

Application Requirements

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $60 must be submitted; upon completion of the application, online payment will become available.

Payments may also be made by check or money order to Sarah Lawrence College, and submitted via mail to:

Graduate Studies Admissions
Attn: Child Development
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, N.Y. 10708

Transcripts

Official transcripts are not required to submit an application to Sarah Lawrence College. If your previous institutions do not support electronic transcript delivery, an unofficial copy may be scanned and uploaded to the Academics section of this application. Transcripts may also be sent to: Graduate Studies, Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708.

If your transcript is from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must provide a translated copy of your transcript from a service such as WES or AACRAO. All grades must be converted to the US 4.0 GPA scale.

If an applicant is accepted and accepts the offer of admission, an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended will be required prior to enrollment in the graduate program.

Interview

Interviews are arranged by invitation after all materials have been reviewed.

Recommendations

Applicants will be asked to submit the names of two recommenders with their online application. Applicants should ask people who can give an informed opinion of intellectual ability for sustained academic effort.

If an applicant is unable to contact former teachers, we welcome letters from others, such as employers, who can make similar assessments. Preferably, one of those should be from a person in your field of interest.

Note: Please inform your recommenders that they will be receiving an e-mail from Sarah Lawrence College indicating that they have been asked to recommend you, and that the letter may be submitted electronically through a secure site.

Writing Responses

Please include the following responses with your application:

  1. Provide an autobiography. (typically 500-1,000 words)
  2. Please state in general and specific terms why you want to pursue graduate work in Child Development. (not to exceed 1,000 words)
  3. Why do you want to pursue your graduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College? (500-1,000 words)
  4. Please submit a copy of an undergraduate academic paper approximately 5-10 pages in length, preferably graded, or a sample of professional writing.

TOEFL Results (for International Applicants)

Individuals whose native language is not English must include official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information concerning TOEFL may be obtained by writing: TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541. Request that the results are sent to Sarah Lawrence College, ETS code 2810. For more information: www.ets.org/toefl.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Visit the Graduate Financial Aid site for a basic outline of graduate tuition, costs, and financial aid.

For more information, please contact Emanuel Lomax, Director of Graduate Admissions, or Roberta Daskin, Associate Director of Financial Aid.