Master’s degree and certificate programs

All applicants will be interviewed and selected for admission on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Prior academic performance
    Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4-point scale.
  • At least one year of practical experience, or equivalent, with young children (birth to eight years old) in a supervised setting
    Applicants to the online M.S. in early childhood education are expected to have a minimum of two years of full-time post-baccalaureate experience in an early childhood setting.
  • Demonstrated suitability for the field

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Completed application, including essays and work history
    Applicants to the M.S./M.S.W. dual degree program must also submit application materials to Loyola University Chicago. Visit Loyola’s dual degree programs for details.
  • Completed applicant self-disclosure form
  • Nonrefundable application fee ($50 for degree programs; $40 for certificate programs)
  • Official sealed transcripts of all previous college and university work
    Transcripts must be sent directly to Erikson from each college or university. Transcripts issued to students cannot be accepted.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements

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Doctoral program

Applications will be reviewed, and selected applicants will be invited to interview with a member of the doctoral admission committee on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Prior academic performance
    Applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a field related to child development (e.g., education, sociology, psychology, social work) with a minimum grade point of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Acceptable performance on the Graduate Record Examination (general test)
  • Evidence of intellectual curiosity

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Completed application, including essays and work history
    Applicants to the Ph.D. program must also submit application materials to Loyola University Chicago. Visit Loyola’s graduate school enrollment page for details.
  • Completed applicant self-disclosure form
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Official sealed transcripts of all previous college and university work
    Transcripts must be sent directly to Erikson from each college or university. Transcripts issued to students cannot be accepted.
  • Three academic letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination scores (general test)
  • A research paper or academic writing sample
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements

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