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 seven concentrations to choose from:
If you are already a certified child life specialist, please refer to our Online Master of Child Development degree program.
Erikson Institute has partnered with Illinois Gateways to Opportunity to provide an entitled application route for many of its certificate and degree programs. You can refer to the concentration page for any applicable details.
Erikson offers several scholarships opportunities to admitted students. To learn more about scholarship eligibility and how the scholarship may be applied throughout the program, simply apply for admission to the program and complete your FAFSA.