Master’s Degrees

Flexible. Affordable. Proven.


A graduate school without walls, Erikson offers a variety of degree and certificate programs that delivers a rich student experience on campus and online. As a small school, we treat our students with care from admission through graduation and beyond. Recognized for our groundbreaking work in the field of early childhood, we specialize in preparing child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children, families, and their communities. You can help shape your own education and further your career with a degree from Erikson Institute.

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Our flagship degree offers the best possible preparation for professional and leadership roles in a range of disciplines that serve children or families.

Learn about MS in Child Development

Understand how the law impacts young children and their families with this dual degree in partnership with Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center.

Learn about MS in Child Development / MJ in Children’s Law and Policy

Prepare to become a licensed teacher of children from birth through second grade — but with the deep knowledge of child development and reflective practice for which Erikson is known.

Learn about MS in Early Childhood Education

Designed for practicing educators, our online master’s deepens your understanding of early childhood education and forever changes how you think of and interact with the young children in your classroom. Choose from six concentrations: Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL, Early Childhood Language and Literacy, Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy, Special Education, Early Childhood STEM, or Social and Emotional Learning.

Learn about Online MS in Early Childhood Education

Advocate for and address the complex needs of children, youth, and families with a unique, developmentally informed Master of Social Work.

Learn about Master of Social Work

Designed for working professionals, this part-time program features the same developmentally informed curriculum to advocate and address the complex needs of children, adolescents, and adults.

Learn about Online Master of Social Work