University of La Verne

College of Education and Organizational Leadership

Child Life


1950 Third Street

La Verne, CA 91750

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Child Life, Child Life Specialist

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This program prepares individuals for careers working with children, from birth through adolescence, who are hospitalized or placed in medical facilities because of illness, injury, or disabling handicaps. While working with other health care professionals charged with children's care, the child life specialist helps children minimize anxiety, maintain relationships with their families, and retain their independence and self-esteem. The child life specialist is a clinical educator who provides interventions to help patients and families understand and cope with hospitalization.


Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 575.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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