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As an essential part of a graduate education, ESU provides excellent research opportunities and resources.

ESU currently offers 22 graduate degree programs and a doctoral program which confers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration (ALS). All of these programs offer post-secondary educational opportunities for research and professional development.

Our graduate students — pursuing degrees ranging from the arts to education to nursing — have access to information, technology and experiences that enhance their education while allowing them to delve deeper into their desired career path.

ESU graduate research opportunities allow students to hone in on their areas of study while being presented with the opportunities 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

ESU's Student Activity Association (SAA): The SAA offers several sponsorship opportunities to support students striving to gain experience in research, at professional conferences, and within their respective departments.

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.

Internal Research Programs and Events

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

sigmaxiSigma 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.

PAASThe Pennsylvania Academy of Science has funds available to support undergraduate student research in the natural, physical, or social sciences. Grants are typically for $500 or less.