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About The EKU Graduate School

The EKU Graduate School exists to enable advanced education to our students. It is the hub for both prospective and current graduate students. Additionally, the graduate school assists EKU faculty with their respective graduate programs to ensure the availability and delivery of the highest quality programs possible.  If you are looking for ways to advance your existing career, or even start a new career, look to EKU's Graduate School to enhance, or change your trajectory! 

Message from Dean Baggett

For over 100 years, Eastern Kentucky University has served as the School of Opportunity for  many students across the Commonwealth, United States and internationally. The EKU mission of striving for excellence in everything we do has not changed in that time and is even more pronounced at the graduate level.  Earning your advanced degree from such a distinguished and established institution will undoubtedly advance your career! 

We currently offer over 90 programs to include choices in Doctorate, Masters, Certificates, and Teacher Ranks and Endorsements.  More than half of those options allow for 100% online completion, enabling working professionals to take advantage of advanced technology and quality instruction when it is convenient for them.   

No matter the delivery method of our broad range of graduate programs, they are all designed to meet our students needs with these common characteristics:

  • QUALITY: Quality programs start with quality faculty. All EKU graduate faculty are experts in their respective fields and are evaluated regularly to evaluate their ability to deliver quality and effective instruction and demonstrate a commitment to scholarship.  They instruct courses in nationally accredited programs that change the trajectory of our graduate’s careers. The thousands of EKU Graduate Alumni are leaders in areas such as business, healthcare, public service, education, and more.
  • FLEXIBILITY: EKU graduate courses are scheduled to meet the needs of professionals. The coupling of brick-and-motor institution of higher education that has been delivering quality education for over a century with cutting edge learning technologies and approaches, enables growth and success for our graduate students.  EKU offers courses year-round which allows students to fast track their degree progress, or they can decide to go at a slower pace.  In the end, your education timeline is up to you! 
  • VALUE: Our graduate tuition is highly competitive with other institutions in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is significantly less than many online programs offered by private and for-profit institutions.  In fact, we are now waiving the graduate school application fee making it a great time to apply! 

Take some time to explore this site to see which of our graduate programs is right for you. Please review our 2022/2023 EKU Graduate School Prospectus for more information.  

If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know. When you are ready, apply online to take the first step with no application fees.  

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