Before you apply, be sure to review our admission requirements
For most academic programs, Erikson uses a rolling admission system and accepts applications until all spaces have been filled. As soon as the admission committee has a complete application, including a required interview, they will review it and make a decision.
However, the Ph.D. in Child Development and the M.S. in Child Development with Child Life Specialization have firm application dates. Completed applications for these programs, including all official transcripts, must be postmarked by the date stated below to be considered for admission.
Admission decisions for the child life specialization program will be mailed during the first week of March. Decisions for the Ph.D. program are typically made in the last week of March.
|M.S. in Child Development with
Child Life Specialization
|January 15*||Late August|
|M.S. in Child Development
All other specializations
|March 1||Late August|
|Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)||March 1||Mid-August|
|M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teaching License||March 1||Late August|
|M.S. in Early Childhood Education (Online)||October 15||January|
|Bilingual/English as a Second Language Certificate Program (Online)||October 15||January|
|Infant Mental Health Certificate Program||March 15||Late August|
|Infant Specialist Certificate Program||March 15||Mid-May|
|Ph.D. in Child Development||February 1*||Late August|
* Firm deadline
Before applying, please download the PDF containing application instructions and supplemental forms for your chosen program. Then click begin application to be taken to the online application system.
|Application instructions & supplemental forms||Link to application|
Master’s degree programs
|On campus||Read first » [PDF, 4pg]||Begin application »|
|Online||Read first » [PDF, 4pg]||Begin application »|
|Online Bilingual/ESL||Read first » [PDF, 4pg]||Begin application »|
|Infant Mental Health||Begin application »|
|Infant Specialist||Read first » [PDF, 4pg]||Begin application »|
Doctoral degree program
|Read first » [PDF, 4pg]||Begin application »|