Admission requirements
Before you apply, be sure to review our admission requirements

Deadlines

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.

Program Deadline Start date

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

Apply online

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

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Online Read first » [PDF, 4pg] Begin application »

Certificate programs

Online Bilingual/ESL Read first » [PDF, 4pg] Begin application »
Infant Mental Health Read first » [PDF, 4pg] Begin application »
Infant Specialist Read first » [PDF, 4pg] Begin application »

Doctoral degree program

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