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Groundbreaking approach.
World-changing potential.

See the Erikson Difference

Open House

Join us June 15 to learn about our graduate degree programs, available scholarships and more.

Policy

The Risk & Reach Report is a catalyst for dialogue and action that advances greater equity for Illinois children.

Services

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

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: June 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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April 15, 2019

Erikson’s Social and Emotional Learning Initiative supports innovative approaches to creating engaged learning

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April 8, 2019

Erikson Commencement to honor education leaders

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April 2, 2019

Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton and Chicago Leaders join Erikson to reveal Risk and Reach data

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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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