Congratulations! Emporia State University has ranked #1 for Best Online Colleges in Kansas for 2015-2016 by Affordable Colleges Online Organization. Complete rankings can be found at Affordable Colleges Online Organization.

To help all new graduate and distance students orienting to Emporia State University, we have created a guide, which will help you located student services quickly. Just click on the Graduate and Distance Student Guide Link.


Distance Programs

Are you interested in getting more information about our online or off-campus graduate and undergraduate programs?


Emporia State has been offering programs at Emporia State University - Kansas City since 2005 and has been offering programs in the Kansas City area for over 20 years. We are extremely proud of the ESU-Kansas City programs and hope you will make the decision to join the Emporia State family.


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Student Services

ESU Distance Education provides support services and information to all students taking online, blended or off-campus courses.  

Course Schedule 

Services For Graduate & Distance Students:

Distance Calendar

Campus Visit - Kansas City Kansas Community College

February 09, 2016
10:00 AM
Kansas City Kansas Community College

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Campus Visit - Fort Scott Community College-Paola

February 11, 2016
09:30 AM
Fort Scott Community College – Paola

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Campus Visit - Neosho County Community College-Ottawa

February 15, 2016
09:30 AM
Neosho County Community College – Ottawa

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ESU - Kansas City Information Session

February 16, 2016
05:30 PM
ESU - Kansas City

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DegreeWorks has been implemented and is a way to monitor your academic progress through your graduate program.  The tutorial below provides a general overview of how to find, login and use DegreeWorks.  We hope you find this tool to be useful. Login to DegreeWorks through Buzzin. 


State Authorization

Online and Distance Education is an important part of Emporia State University's program offerings, with many students participating in federal financial aid. ESU’s Distance Education is working in cooperation with the Department of Education and states' agencies to comply with required authorizations so that we can continue to provide educational access to students across the country. We are evaluating and working to comply with these various requirements and will provide up-to-date information when available.

Emporia State University has been approved to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA)

State Authorization


Distance Newsletters

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Distance Education.  Click on Newsletter Link below.

Distance Newsletters

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Distance Event

Emporia State University - Kansas City is hosting a monthly information session on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:30pm. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our new degrees offered online and face-to-face. Additionally, we will discuss admission, enrollment procedures, tuition, scholarship, and much more!

RSVP here