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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 second week of March. Decisions for the Ph.D. program are typically made in the last week of March.

Ph.D. in Child Development
Students admitted to the Ph.D. in Child Development begin the program in the fall term (late August).
The firm postmark deadline for submitting all application materials is February 1.

M.S. in Child Development with Child Life Specialization
Students admitted to the Child Life specialization begin the program in the fall term (late August).
The firm postmark deadline for submitting all application materials is January 15.

M.S. in Child Development, Master of Social Work and M.S. in Early Childhood Education leading to initial teacher licensure
You may begin these on-campus programs either in the fall term (late August) or in the spring term (early January).

Application deadlines for Fall term start

January 15 for admission decision by February 15
March 15 for admission decision by April 15
June 15 for admission decision by July 15

Application deadlines for Spring term start

July 15 for admission decision by August 15
September 15 for admission decision by October 15
November 1 for admission decision by December 1

M.S. in Early Childhood Education (non-licensure, online), Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL Certificate Program (online), and Child Development Certificate Program (online)

Students admitted to the online M.S. in Early Childhood Education, the online Bilingual/ESL certificate, or the online Child Development certificate begin the program in the spring term (early January). Application deadlines are the following:

July 15 for admission decision by August 15
September 15 for admission decision by October 15
November 1 for admission decision by December 1

Infant Mental Health and Infant Specialist Certificate Programs

The Infant Specialist Certificate Program begins in the summer term (mid-May). The application deadline is March 15.

The Infant Mental Health Certificate Program begins in the fall term (late August). The application deadline is May 1.

March 15 for Infant Specialist Certificate Program
May 1 for Infant Mental Health Certificate Program