Infant Mental Health: Additional Application Information

In addition to the general graduate application requirements, here are a few more items you'll need to complete your Mills admission application.

Note: If you’re an international student who is interested in applying to Mills, please visit our application requirements for international graduate students page first.

Prerequisite Course Work

In addition to having a bachelor's degree (preferably in psychology) or a master's degree in child development, students who are admitted to our graduate Infant Mental Health Program will have completed the following academic course work:

  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Analytical Methods/Statistics
  • Research Methods

Additional Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose is your opportunity to provide us with insight into who you are as a person and your personal and professional motivations. It should be typed, double spaced, and 500–750 words in length. Please speak to the following in your statement and upload it to the correct section of the Mills graduate application:

  • Describe how your past education and experiences are relevant to your candidacy for this program.
  • Share your reasons for applying to the MIlls Infant Mental Health Program at this particular time.
  • Tell us about your professional aspirations, with an emphasis on how you hope this degree or certificate program will prepare you for the future.


Each student applying to the Infant Mental Health Program will be interviewed by our faculty co-directors either in person or by phone or Skype. A Mills representative will contact you to arrange an interview date and time after we’ve received all of your required admission application materials.

Questions? Contact Us.

If you have any questions about your program, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or to connect with your admission counselor.

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