Academics

Emporia State is known for the quality of its academic programs!  Whether you are an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a prospective graduate student, you will find that earning your degree or professional credentials here will give you excellent preparation for your future career, or if you wish, get you ready to continue on to advanced studies in your chosen field.

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Undergraduate Degrees

If you are ready to earn your bachelor’s degree, take a few minutes to explore the many opportunities ESU offers. All programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and many hold the highest program accreditation available. Your learning will be challenging and engaging, and will take place both in and out of the classroom.

Graduate Degrees

ESU offers serious students many opportunities to further their education through graduate study.  We offer a comprehensive selection of highly respected graduate degree, certificate and licensure programs in a wide variety of academic disciplines. Our academic departments look forward to talking with you personally about your graduate studies.

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Online/Off-campus Programs

ESU offers excellent online/off-campus programs for bachelor’s and graduate degrees.  These are perfect for students who have to balance work, family and learning.

Undergraduate Degrees        Graduate Degrees
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Certificates & Licensure Programs

These engaging programs are for professionals who want to earn additional credentials to enhance their skills or to increase their marketability or salary potential.

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Course Schedule

Whether planning for an entire semester, or just looking for a course that sounds fun or interesting, chances are we offer exactly what you're looking for.

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COLLEGES & SCHOOLS

Find the program that is right for you in ESU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management, School of Business, or Teachers College.

COLLEGE PORTRAIT

How do our students feel about ESU? College Portrait will tell you that and much, much more. You will also find links to other key parts of the website.

REGISTRATION

The Registrar’s office will assist you with questions about enrollment, transcripts, residency issues, readmission, class schedules, and offers a wide variety of other support services.

Academic Calendar
  • August 15
    Residence Halls Open
  • August 18
    Classes begin
  • August 29
    Last day to enroll in classes. Last day of official drop period no transcript entry for classes dropped on or before this date. Last day to withdraw from the university with full refund
  • September 1
    Labor Day Holiday
  • October 9-10
    Fall Break, no classes
  • October 24
    Last day to withdraw from a class and receive automatic "W" on transcript
  • November 11
    Veterans' Day Holiday, no classes
  • November 25
    Thanksgiving vacation begins at 10:00 p.m.
  • December 1
    Classes resume
  • December 5
    Last day of classes
  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement