WHY CHOOSE EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY?
ESU has it all: 29 graduate degree programs, many of which can be completed entirely online! But it’s the high-impact, real-world learning experiences and commitment to student success that sets us apart.
- ESU is the No. 1 university in Kansas for least student debt load and No. 2 for regional Midwest universities by U.S. News and World Report.
- Emporia State University is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities demonstrating innovative application of high-impact education.
- 98% of our students found jobs in their field of study or were enrolled in postgraduate studies within six months of graduation. *
*Of those who responded to surveys.
Established over sixty years ago, the Master of Arts in English can now be completed either on campus or entirely online. The Graduate Certificate Program provides an opportunity for students who want to earn graduate credits without completing the full master’s degree.
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Emporia, KS 66801
Campus Box 4019 Plumb Hall 404U
Emporia, KS 66801
"Because of my education in Emporia State University's graduate program in English, I believe my skills as a writer, a scholar, and a teacher have strengthened exponentially."
Allyson McNitt, PhD (MA English student)
"The Department of English at ESU not only fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection, but also encourages its students to set high standards for themselves and achieve their goals."
Alice Bardan, PhD (MA English student)
"During my program, I was constantly pushed to do what I thought was beyond me, but I was given the encouragement and the tools to succeed."
Lanesa (Mackey) Poulton, MA English
"The coursework and thesis option prepared me to be successful in a doctoral program, and I still draw upon the training I received as a beginning teacher to help shape my pedagogical approaches in the classroom."
Damon Kraft, PhD (MA English student)
"The classes through the English Graduate Program at ESU provided me with the essential tools for living in the twenty-first century."
Ryan Diehl, MA English
"The English graduate program at Emporia State University was my oasis of inspiration, knowledge, and kindness."
Paula Prisacaru, MA English
"The small classes, the feedback and the richness of resources our professors offered to us made the experience at Emporia State memorable and hard to match anywhere else."
Oana Pusca, MA English
"The ESU English graduate program presented me with flexibility in scheduling so I could maintain a healthy balance in my life with my family and with my full time job as a high school English teacher."
Derek Tuttle, MA English