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Dual Master’s in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice


Admissions Criteria

For Entrance at the Postgraduate Related Services Professional Level

Requirement for admission to Adelphi University’s Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice (IMH-DP) program is based on prior academic performance and values that are congruent with the field of Infant Mental Health.

Admission requirements include:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university from a related services field including Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and some Nursing sub-specialties
  • A professional license from governing board in related services field
  • Personal characteristics and qualifications related to successful professional performance consistent with the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH) Code of Ethics
  • A minimum of 3.0 graduate GPA on a four-point scale
  • An interview with the IMH-DP Admissions Committee
  • Three reference letters- preferably from previous supervisors in the field, college/graduate level faculty or other non-relatives who can evaluate readiness for this specialized graduate study
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A personal statement of how your interest in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice developed, including life experiences that influenced this choice

For Entrance During Graduate-Level Education to Obtain Dual Master’s Degrees as Related Services Professionals (Primary Degree Program with dual title in IMHDP)

The IMH-DP graduate master’s degree will be obtained as part of an intra-university collaboration between the Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice Master’s degree program and four Adelphi programs that train related services personnel in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Speech-Language Pathology, and School Psychology. Students will participate in the IMH-DP master’s degree program by enrolling in IMH-DP for 15 months (May/June to a year from the following August) some time before the final year of their primary degree program, from which they will be license eligible. They will finish their primary degree programs one year later with both degrees conferred.

Requirements for admission to the Adelphi University Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice Program is based on prior academic performance and values that are congruent with the field of Infant Mental Health.

Admission requirements include:

  • Successful admissions to a master’s degree program at Adelphi University in a related services field; currently including Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, and Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences Disorders
  • Personal characteristics and qualifications related to successful professional performance consistent with the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH) Code of Ethics
  • A minimum of 3.0 graduate GPA on a four-point scale in license eligible program
  • An interview with the IMH-DP Admissions Committee
  • Three reference letters- preferably from previous supervisors in the field, college/graduate level faculty or other non-relatives who can evaluate readiness for this specialized graduate study
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A personal statement of how your interest in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Practice developed, including life experiences that influenced this choice

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For more information , please contact:

Nicole Trotter, LMSW
Project Manager

Adelphi University
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Linen Hall, LL Room 11B
p – 516.237.8511
e – ntrotter@adelphi.edu

 
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