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Family and Child Life

Central Washington University

48 months
14812 USD/year
14812 USD/year
4104 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Family and Child Life program at Central Washington University prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with families and children in a dynamic world.


The Family and Child Life program at Central Washington University prepares students to pursue careers in family social services, adoption, child care, community youth programs, or other careers involving work with children and families. 

Students are also well-prepared to pursue graduate education in child life, mental health counseling, social work, marriage, and family therapy, human development, and family studies, or related fields.

Why this program?

Students in the Family and Child Life program complete a multi-term internship at an agency suited to their professional goals and interests. Students also participate in research and often present at the university, regional, or national level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills for Marriage and Intimate Relationships
  • Contemporary Families
  • Relationships and Personal Development
  • Theories of Family Dynamics 
  • Parent Education and Guidance 
  • Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Professional Obligations and Responsibilities
  • Research in Family and Child Life 
  • Diversity in Families 
  • Family and Child Life Practicum 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission.
  • Students that apply early are more likely to receive scholarships, have their financial aid ready, and are more prepared for college.
  • Submit a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • When applying online, you must submit the fee through your application portal or uploan an application fee waiver. Common fee waivers include ACT/SAT, TRiO, or other college support programs.
  • Submit an official high school transcript.
  • Transcripts will be considered official only when sent directly from the institution to Central Washington University via the address below. In-progress transcripts will be used to evaluate applications. Final official transcripts must be submitted upon completion of course of study and must include graduation date. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7406 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    14812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7406 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2052 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Ellensburg

895 - 1492 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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