Join the next generation of leaders in child development, social work, and early childhood education with a graduate degree from Erikson. Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute has a rich history of providing high quality graduate degrees to professionals working with children, families and communities. With nationally respected faculty who are experts and practitioners in their field, you can gain real-world knowledge and skills that help advance your career with children and families. We offer two master’s degrees with a focus on child life, licensure and non-licensure. Online or on campus in Chicago.