Child Life, M.Sc. | University of La Verne | La Verne, United States
36 months
785 USD/credit 9420 USD/year
785 USD/credit 9420 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Child Life of University of La Verne prepares students to work with a special population: hospitalized children. A Certified Child Life Specialist, part of the medical team, strives to educate and help children and their families cope with health care issues, thereby minimizing potential stress and anxiety.


About Child Life at University of La Verne

Working with other healthcare professionals, the Child Life Specialist helps children and adolescents minimize anxiety, maintain relationships with their families, and retain their independence and self- esteem. 

The Child Life Specialist is a clinical educator who provides developmental coping and therapeutic interventions to help patients and families understand and cope with traumatic experiences, always respecting and honoring the family system and diversity.


Certified Child Life Specialists help infants, children, adolescents, and their families cope with the stress and uncertainty of acute and chronic illness, injury, trauma, disability, loss, and bereavement. They provide evidence-based interventions catered to each patient’s unique age and situation. Interventions include therapeutic play, preparation for medical procedures, and education and counseling with the aim of reducing fear, anxiety, and pain.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Psychology and Development
  • Writing for Child Development
  • Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Early Childhood Student Teaching
  • Assessment Education Specialist Professionalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Recommended: application to be submitted at least one month prior to the semester/term you wish to begin (international students: at least two months)


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Additional Requirements per Program
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    9420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for La Verne

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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