Master of Science in Child Development

Prepare to excel in serving the complex needs of children and their families by joining one of the top grantors of the nation’s master’s degrees in child development.

Our program will help you develop a thorough knowledge of child development that can be applied across a wide range of practice settings and disciplines. You will learn from Erikson’s 50-plus years of pioneering work in child development and gain a deep understanding of how children develop, thrive, and learn in the context of their family, culture, and community. You will also get practical field experience and reflect frequently on your work both individually and with peers and faculty mentors.

There are eight concentrations to choose from:

Erikson offers several scholarships. If you apply for admission and complete FAFSA to the 2-year program by July 15 (for an August 15 decision), you are eligible for a $12,000 scholarship to be used over the course of the program. Applicants who are admitted to the 3-year program are eligible for a $9,000 scholarship.

Next application deadline: August 15.