Graduate & Extended Studies Office

The Graduate professional and support staff provide essential services for all graduate faculty and students at ESU, from application through program completion. The Graduate office also offers special academic opportunities for graduate students, including research and travel support.

The Graduate Advisory Council provides guidance and recommendations to the provost on policies and procedures for admission, assistantships, academic status, degree candidacy, and other matters related to graduate studies. Council membership includes the graduate coordinator from each academic department offering a graduate degree program. Graduate coordinators are appointed by the department chair. For a current list of graduate coordinators, contact the Graduate office at 570-422-3536.

All areas of graduate curricula, including the review and approval of new courses, programs, or methods of delivery are the role of the university curriculum process. Curriculum proposals are initiated by the academic departments for consideration by the University Wide Curriculum Committee (UWCC). Following approval by the committee, the Academic Council reviews all course and program proposals before recommending them to the provost, who acts on behalf of the president of the university for final curriculum approvals.

Each academic department identifies its graduate faculty according to established criteria. Faculty members hold high academic credentials and a long-standing commitment to teaching excellence; collectively, they are recipients of numerous grants and honors. ESU’s faculty are diverse and represent many prestigious institutions of higher education in the United States and internationally. The terminal degree is held by 88 percent of the instructional faculty.

The Graduate & Extended Studies office on the second floor of Reibman Administration Building, and can be contacted via telephone at 570-422-3536 or e-mail at

The mailing address is:

Graduate & Extended Studies

East Stroudsburg University

200 Prospect St

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301