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Degree Programs

Take the next step forward in your career with a graduate degree or certificate program.

Services

The Fussy Baby Network helps families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping or feeding.

Policy

The Barbara Bowman Leadership Fellows strengthen efforts to effect early childhood policy change.

Professional Development

Update your skills and advance your career with Erikson Summer Institutes, July 9-12 & July 16-19.
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The premier graduate school in child development, early education, and social work

An Erikson Institute degree can help you make a difference for young children and their families.

Next application deadline: July 15 for August start.
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Put your passion to work with an MSW degree.

At Erikson, we are committed to creating a supportive community that emphasizes social justice, relationship-based education, and reflective practice — the hallmark of the Erikson experience.

  • Guaranteed scholarships
  • Advanced Standing option for BSW
  • Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL) option for MSW
  • More than 100 field placement opportunities

Master of Social Work

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Change your life.

Shape the future.

Erikson Online

Hone your skills affordably and flexibly with our 100% online MS in early Childhood Development program featuring guaranteed scholarships funding, full- and part-time options, and six in-demand concentrations. Concentrations include: Bilingual/ESL, Language/Literacy, Leadership/Advocacy, Social Emotional Learning, Special Education, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math). No GRE required.

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Research

Our applied research generates new knowledge and invigorates our academic curriculum.

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Policy & Leadership

We help leaders enhance their capacity to positively influence early childhood policy.

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Workshops

Our workshops for professionals are led by experts in childhood development, early education, and social work.

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Faculty

Our faculty members are recognized scholars and respected voices for children and families.

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Library

The Edward Neisser Library is a supportive resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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Alumni

Our alumni are a global community serving the needs of young children and their families.

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Our experts change lives
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Center for Children and Families

Concerned about your child’s behavior? Our clinical team provides mental health services for families with children birth to age 8.

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Fussy Baby Network

Our infant specialists provide support over the phone and in homes for families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping, and feeding.

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Professional Development

We help adults who work with children and families deepen their skills and knowledge, improving their capacity to provide support.

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Updates from Erikson
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June 21, 2019

Statement: Erikson’s Ongoing Commitment to the Youngest Detainees

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June 5, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot names Erikson professor Luisiana Meléndez to Chicago Board of Education

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June 4, 2019

$2 million “J. Chen Scholarship Fund” established at Erikson Institute

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Make a gift to Erikson to strengthen and sustain work that has limitless, lifelong influence on young children and their families. And that gives every gift meaning beyond measure.

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Erikson Store

We are excited to announce Erikson now offers a range of merchandise for purchase in our online store, located on CafePress. Check back often, as our stock will always be changing and expanding!

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