Skip to main content

Visit Emporia State University

Earn your MA in English from ESU


The M.A. in English degree program at Emporia State University can be completed entirely online! Request English Program Information.

Campus collage

Why the Master's in English Program at ESU?

ESU's graduate program in English prepares students for a wide range of career paths by combining a flexible, individually-tailored academic program with opportunities for supervised training and experience in the teaching of composition, and for participation alongside faculty in professional conferences and publications. Through our small classes, careful advising, and strong mentoring relationships, as a graduate student at ESU you will become part of a close-knit and active community of teacher-scholars. 

Graduation Cap Icon


Graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships are available in composition/rhetoric, creative writing/literary arts, and other areas. Travel grants, research grants, and scholarships are also available.

Ribbon Icon


Emporia State University offers extremely competitive tuition rates, as well as tuition reduction programs and scholarships. Our graduates pursue corporate and government employment, writing, editing, and publishing, secondary teaching, and more.

Fork in the road Icon


Students, mentored by ESU faculty, craft personalized degree plans to suit their needs and interests. A variety of different classes can be used to satisfy area requirements, and only one specific class, Introduction to Graduate Studies, is required by all.

WiFi Icon


All online classes are taught by regular Emporia State faculty and are taken by on-campus as well as distance students. Some are offered on video via lecture capture and some employ interactive video, with students in the classroom participating along with online students.

Campus in the fall

Emporia State University’s small size means you aren’t lost in the crowd and professors take a genuine interest in your success.

Why choose ESU for graduate school?

Since 1863, Emporia State University has built a proud heritage of attracting intelligent, competitive students and helping each one reach his or her full potential. We are dedicated to intellectual leadership, collaboration, public service, innovative research and a winning spirit — in academics, athletics and life.

  • Competitive tuition rates
  • The first & only university in Kansas to earn the College of Distinction designation
  • High impact learning experiences

Your future begins now.

Request English Program Information.