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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Given the continued increase of COVID-19, and predictions from medical experts that there will be additional resurgence, Erikson will continue with remote learning this Summer with some new modifications to ensure a strong student experience. Students and faculty who would prefer to be in-person will have the option to meet on-campus while adhering to the city and state Phase 4 guidance. Learn More

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Address
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone
(312) 755-2250
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Groundbreakers. Change agents.

Erikson Institute is a premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential. Because nothing matters more than a child’s early years, Erikson Institute educates, inspires, and promotes leadership to serve the needs of children and families so all can achieve optimal educational, social, emotional, and physical well being.

Our graduate programs focused on understanding the developmental needs of young children and families within the context of cultural, social, economic, and political circumstances. You will become a healthier professional through reflective practice through our Integrative seminars where you can reflect on your fieldwork and experience with peers and professors.

Through our relationship-based education, you will build strong connections within the Erikson community and the people you serve.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Deadline for International Students
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Application Fee
$0

Scholarship

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Online Master of Social Work

Grow your knowledge and career through one of the nation’s only MSW programs with a developmentally informed curriculum. Gain a deep understanding of child development and the impact early experiences can have over a lifetime. Learn how factors like trauma can influence problems faced by children, adolescents, adults, and families through this part-time fully online program.

Applying

Acceptance Rate
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Total Graduate Students
342
GRE
Accepted
GMAT
Accepted
LSAT
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MCAT
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TOEFL
Required
IELTS
Required
Application Website
Interview Required
No
Personal Statement Required
Yes
Academic Transcripts Required
Yes
Application Fee Waivers Available
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Letters of Recommendation Required
2

Academics

Part-time Classes Available
Yes
Weekend Classes Available
Yes
Evening Classes Available
Yes
Poll
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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
342
Part-Time Grad Students
283
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
No data available  
Racial Diversity
  • White
    48.3%
  • African American
    21.5%
  • Hispanic
    17.2%
  • Unknown
    7.6%
  • Asian
    3.3%
  • Multiracial
    1.2%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.6%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
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Out-of-State Tuition
No data available  
Students Receiving Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Total Aid Awarded
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Work Study Program Available
Yes
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
No

Campus Resources

International Students Office
Yes
Disability Services
Yes
Veterans Services
No
Childcare Services
No
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Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$113,469
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,045
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$474,256
National
$217,500

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