M.Sc. On Campus

Child Life

Azusa Pacific University

18 months
775 USD/credit 21700 USD/year
775 USD/credit 21700 USD/year
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Child Life graduates at Azusa Pacific University are allied health care professionals who support children and their families facing challenging experiences, particularly traumatic medical situations.


Azusa Pacific University’s master’s in Child Life program prepares men and women for this special role, utilizing advanced academic preparation and hands-on experiences within a framework of Christian compassion. 

Key facts:

  • Flexible scheduling, with start times in spring and fall
  • Advanced Standing option for Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) with a B.A. or B.S. degree, as well as individuals who have successfully completed the 600 required internship hours.
  • Housed in the Department of Psychology, which emphasizes research and therapeutic skills
  • Can be completed in only 18 months, saving you time and money
  • Welcoming environment grounded in a Christian worldview

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Child Development
  • Applied Child Development and Medical Terminology
  • Family Systems Theory and Applications
  • Theories and Practices of Grief and Loss
  • Child Life
  • Coping Strategies for Children Experiencing Stress and Trauma
  • Therapeutic Interventions and Play-Based Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH

42-48 (36-42 for Advanced Standing)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate application for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Two-page personal statement/essay describing your interest in the program, expectations of what graduate study entails, and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic references
  • Current résumé
  • A personal interview will be conducted as necessary with qualified applicants
  • 3.0 undergraduate grade-point average
  • GRE not required
  • Volunteer experience
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English
  • Provide an affidavit of financial support (PDF) and a bank statement 
  • Submit a copy of a valid passport 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    21700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Pacific

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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