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Master of Childhood Well-Being

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Exclusive to OU-Tulsa, the Master of Arts in Childhood Well-Being program will provide students insight and training in the areas of education, health, family and community, and economic well-being of children. These skills will be valuable to a range of professions including child and family advocates, education practitioners, policymakers, public officials, and concerned citizens and allow them to focus on the needs of children and families, particularly those who are vulnerable and at risk for poor outcomes.

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The Master of Arts in Childhood Well-Being focuses on these broad themes: 

  • Education - 9 hours 
  • Health - 6 hours 
  • Family & Community - 6 hours 
  • Economic Well-Being - 6 hours 
  • Statistics - 3 hours 
  • Electives - 6 hours

This program provides a platform for a multidisciplinary view of holistic child well-being. The student will choose their electives which allows them to dig deeper into a specific content area. 

The program will use a cohort model, meaning all students in the program will begin at the same time and take classes together. This graduate program is tailored for the working professional with most classes offered face-to-face in the evenings and some weekends, though some classes may be fully on-line or hybrid (mixture of synchronous and asynchronous). 

The application process is simple, submit the following: 

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement 
  • Transcript 

This 36-hour, non-thesis program does NOT require the GRE or recommendation letters for admission. 

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Yes, the application deadline is May 2024. To apply, visit

Successful students will have a bachelor’s degree and interest in child welfare. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the program, students with backgrounds in early childhood, child development, special education, pediatric social work, child psychology, health and exercise sciences would be a good fit. A background in education is not required for admission. 

Yes, with the multi-disciplinary focus, faculty from Social Work, Urban Design, Public Administration, Education and Allied Health will be teaching in this program. 

No, this new degree program is only offered at OU-Tulsa. 


Program Coordinator, Master of Childhood Well-Being

Amber Beisly


Phone: (918) 660-3474