Ready to take your career further?
To transform your work with children and their families?

Come to Erikson, the nation’s premier graduate school in child development. We offer the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of child development available. Period.

Academic programs

Master’s degrees

Choose a program that helps you meet your career goals.

Certificate programs

Deeper knowledge that you can apply on the first day of class.

Ph.D. program

Applied research in conjunction with Loyola University Chicago.

We also offer continuing education workshops and webinars

Premier graduate school in child development

Find out why our students tell us Erikson is more than an education. It’s an intense, exhilarating personal growth experience with lasting impact on their careers and lives. Discover the Erikson experience


Our professors are recognized scholars and respected voices for children. At Erikson, you’ll establish close, collaborative relationships with faculty who are actively shaping early childhood practice in the field. Meet our faculty

Student services

Erikson is committed to your success, not just in the classroom but also in your early childhood practice. That’s why we provide personalized services and resources to support your study. More student services

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