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Emporia State offers 200+ Academic Programs

Colleges + Schools

The Teachers College

Where Emporia State began in 1863. The Teachers College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students in the fields of education; health, physical education & recreation; and mental health & wellness. Education programs are innovative and technology infused focused on improving teaching and learning at all levels and in diverse environments. The Teachers College also offers a wide-range of award-winning health-related programs including athletic training, health and human performance, coaching and recreation and mental health and wellness programs.

School of Business

The School of Business is prestigiously accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, a distinction only 5% of business schools hold. ESU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that prepare students to begin or advance their careers. Nearly 100% of graduates find jobs within their field of study or are accepted to advanced degree programs as a result of an education that is a combination of rigorous course work, internships, student organizations, and real-life learning experiences gained outside the classroom.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

ESU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that span the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. Students can choose from over 100 exciting academic programs that are housed within academic departments of Art, Biological Sciences, Communication, English, Modern Languages & Journalism, Interdisciplinary Studies, Math & Economics, Music, Nursing, Physical Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology & Crime and Delinquency Studies, and Theatre. Students are prepared for a variety of careers or for acceptance into advanced graduate studies or professional programs like medical, chiropractic, dental, physical or occupational therapy, law, or engineering school.

School of Library and Information Management

The School of Library and Information Management offers two ALA-accredited degree programs, Master of Library Science and Ph.D. in Library and Information Management, and several certificate options. Emporia State was the first of its kind to open west of the Mississippi. It has since expanded to offer hybrid coursework at eight locations across the U.S. including Denver, CO; Boise, ID; Overland Park, KS; Las Vegas, NV; Portland, OR; Sioux Falls, SD; Salt Lake City, UT; and our main campus in Emporia, KS. The School of Library and Information Management strives to prepare innovative problem solvers for careers in information agencies.

Honors College

The Honors College at Emporia State is rooted in leadership and civic engagement. An undergraduate program, Honors students receive leadership training, enhanced curriculum, faculty mentoring and begin making an impact on the world right away with activities like traveling to Uganda or hosting Leadership camps for high school students.

Graduate School

At ESU, we believe that a strong community is one of the greatest keys to your graduate career success. Through faculty mentorship, accessible resources, and unique program offerings, you are sure to feel right at home at ESU, regardless of where you reside.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. ESU's Graduate School has 30 + programs to meet your needs.