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Graduate School

ESU’s Graduate School has over 30 one-of-a-kind, accredited and innovative programs

If you’re looking for a unique graduate degree that will not only equip you for the new workforce, but provide you with a network of contacts within your industry, you’ve come to the right place.

Emporia State University Graduate School

Emporia State University's Graduate School has over 30 one-of-a-kind, accredited and innovative programs. Through faculty mentorship, accessible resources, and unique program offerings, you are sure to feel right at home at ESU, regardless of where you reside. Contact us Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00PM with any questions. Our toll-free phone number is 800-950-GRAD.

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Undergraduate Research


Discover resources available to graduate students at Emporia State.

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Graduate School Staff

Meet the staff of the ESU Graduate School.

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Learn more about some of our featured programs.

Elementary Education

Master of Science

The master’s degree in elementary education at Emporia State is designed for career changers who are interested in teaching elementary school. With online courses and a clinical experience placement near you, you can earn a master’s degree without changing locations. In as little as two years, you will be eligible for an elementary education teaching license. When you finish your degree, you will enter the teaching profession at the master’s degree level on the pay scale. A background in the education field is not required.

Health, Physical Education, and Coaching

Master of Science

This fully online program is designed for students interested in advancing their education and career opportunities in the areas of healthy, physical education, and coaching. This degree does not lead to teaching licensure.

Library Science

Master of Library Sciences

Provides the skill sets necessary for the library and information management professions. Careers in a variety of library settings are attainable through the MLS including community libraries, information/data management, business, competitive intelligence, and more.

Academics + Programs

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Admissions + Costs

Explore the admissions process as a graduate student and costs to attend graduate school at Emporia State.