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Graduate Degree Education

Learn more about our master’s degree and certificate programs in child development, early education, and social work. Classes start in January.

Child & Family Telehealth

Erikson Institute provides mental health services for children 0-5 from the Center for Children and Families.

Erikson's Fussy Baby Network

Free help during 'shelter-in-place' for families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping, or feeding.

Erikson Institute graduate school is committed to preparing leaders in child development, social work, and early childhood education.

We offer on-campus and online master’s degree and certificate programs. Our graduate-level courses allow you to earn additional credentials or endorsements to demonstrate your expertise, and expand your earning potential.


Erikson Online

Online Master’s in Early Childhood Education

Our 100% online M.S. in Early Childhood Education program allows you to hone your skills affordably and flexibly. Choose from full- and part-time options, and six in-demand concentrations. Scholarships and grants available.

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Online Master’s in Child Development

Take your child life practice to the next level with knowledge, tools, and approaches that can deliver better outcomes in child life programs. Learn more about the new, fully online M.S. in Child Development program that includes full- and part-time options. Erikson scholarships are available.

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Put your passion to work with a Master’s degree in Social Work.

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.

  • Scholarships and grants available
  • Advanced Standing option for BSW
  • Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL) option for MSW
  • More than 150 field placement opportunities

Master’s of Social Work Program

Look to Erikson Institute for the knowledge and insight to take your career to the next level.
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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 programs and policies.

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Continuing Education

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

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

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

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


Erikson prepares child advocates for the real world.

Learn how a graduate experience at Erikson Institute transforms not only your career, but the way you look at yourself and the world.

Our professional experts change lives.

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 Institute

September 2, 2020

Inside Erikson | September 2020 Newsletter

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August 4, 2020

Inside Erikson | August 2020 Newsletter

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July 16, 2020

New Murals at Erikson Institute

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