Master of Science in Child Development

The University of La Verne’s Master in Child Development program is designed for child development professionals dedicated to bettering the lives of children. Through coursework that integrates practical and theoretical concepts, students develop the skills to assume leadership roles in all phases of the child development field.

  • Program can be completed in-person, online, or a combination of the two
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention from caring professors
  • Preparation to teach at a community college through hands-on
    classroom teaching experience

Career Paths

Graduates with a Master in Science in Child Development from the University of La Verne are prepared for a variety of careers, including part-time or adjunct teaching positions at two or four-year institutions, leadership positions in educational and social service agencies, and professional positions in public or private agencies that evaluate and provide support for educational program improvement. Please contact Program Manager Christy Ranells for additional information.

Admission & Graduation Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Child Development program is competitive and requires an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above in Early Childhood courses. Admitted students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 33 semester hours in order to graduate. Visit the University Catalog for complete admission and graduation requirements and a list of frequently asked questions. Due to newly implemented revisions in the Higher Education Act, only California residents are eligible to apply to the Online Degree Programs.

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Program Contact

Kristen (Soobin) Ahn
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
(909) 448-4480

Curriculum & Tuition

Course listing
Program Brochure
Tuition: $710 per unit

Start Dates

Summer 2017: June 5

Fall 2017: August 28