As an essential part of a graduate education, ESU provides excellent research opportunities and resources.
ESU currently offers 21 master's programs and 2 doctoral programs which confer an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration (Ed.D.) or a Doctorate in Health Science (D.H.Sc.). All of these programs offer post-secondary educational opportunities for research and professional development.
ESU graduate research opportunities allow students to hone in on their areas of study. They have the opportunity to pair with peers, present at conferences, publish research findings, and work side-by-side with professors in laboratories, in the field, and in the classroom.
Supporting Graduate Research
Graduate Assistantship Program (GA): ESU's graduate assistantships are intended to provide graduate students with valuable educational and professional experiences related to their degree program. For years, these positions have helped improve the quality and scope of our graduate programs and university by attracting high quality students.
Graduate Student Researchers (GSR): Faculty apply to have graduate students work with them on a research project over the summer or academic year. The grant covers a stipend for the student. Speak to a faculty member with whom you work closely if you wish to pursue this opportunity.
ESU's Student Activity Association (SAA): The SAA offers several opportunities to support students striving to gain experience in research, at professional conferences, and within their respective departments.
Present and Publish
Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Symposium: This event offers both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to display the results of their research and creative activity. Students can give oral presentations, participate in poster sessions, present original artwork, or give a performance in dance, music, or theater.
External Research Programs and Events
Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research: The Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi wards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.