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Master’s Degrees

Learn how to serve children and families with a developmentally-informed perspective.

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Make an Impact and Earn Your Master’s Degree

Your door to a better world.

Immerse yourself in the field of early childhood development. Earn your Master’s degree alongside leaders and researchers committed to positively impacting children and families, and the communities in which they live.

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Advance Your Work with Flexible Master’s Degree Programs

With proven child-focused master’s degree programs available in flexible formats, you’ll have access to the networks and resources needed to advance your career and imbue your work with the latest research.

Master of Social Work

Serve children and help them overcome obstacles by earning your MSW.

Master of Child Development

Impact child-focused fields with a research-based child development lens.

Master of Early Childhood Education

Learn how to best inspire and motivate young children in the classroom.

Online Master of Early Childhood Education

Accelerate your career with young children with this non-licensure program.

Online Master of Child Development

Help build, maintain and grow child life programs.

Why Choose Erikson for Your Master’s Degree?

Earn your master’s degree at an institution that serves you and your community.

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Flexible Programs

With part-time and full-time programs, offered in virtual, hybrid, and in-person formats, our programs are designed to fit your schedule and your life.

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Proven Outcomes

Recognized for our groundbreaking work and impactful graduates, Erikson is 100% focused on child development and delivers powerful outcomes for students.

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Affordable

100% of applicants are eligible for scholarships. Our financial aid team works on your behalf to identify funding sources so you can earn the education you deserve.

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Relevant Curriculum

Rooted in social justice with a focus on equity and diversity, our culturally-informed programs seek to break down social constructs and barriers.

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Guided Support

You are not alone. When you earn your Master’s degree at Erikson, you have a network of resources committed to your success.

LaKeisha Vereen
MSW 2021
“Before Erikson, I felt discouraged and overwhelmed by challenges I’d see in children and families I worked with.”
Kristin Frasca
Kristin Frasca
MS Child Development 2017
“At Erikson we look at the whole child. We look at their support system and we dig into that so we can support them and their families in ways that I don’t think other places prepare you for.”
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Financial Aid

100% of Students Who Complete the FAFSA Are Eligible for Scholarships

Access to a premier education shouldn’t depend on your financial situation. At Erikson, our Financial Aid team can help you find the funding and support to achieve your degree.

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Master’s Degree Faculty

Network with Respected Leaders in the Field

Gain unparalleled insight into children’s experiences alongside nationally-recognized faculty.

After hundreds of lectures and thousands of student-centered experiences, our faculty lead the field in understanding and communicating the fundamentals of child development and its impact on children and our communities.

Meet our Faculty

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Your Erikson Experience Matters

“At Erikson, you get a personalized education experience.” — Current Student

Whether you’re a prospective student, an imminent graduate, or long-time alum, once you join the Erikson family you have a supportive community at your side every day going forward.

Faculty work with you to help you succeed. Student and career service staff find opportunities and paths to help you reach your goals. Community is our why — for ourselves and the children and families we serve.

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