East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Online Application Forms

How to Apply

The Graduate and Extended Studies coordinates the admission process for graduate degree and post-baccalaureate certification programs.

To ensure that the program coordinator will have adequate time to review and make a decision on your application, all items should be submitted at least one week before the start of the semester unless the program maintains an application deadline.

A complete application file includes the following:

  • Online Application
  • Official transcripts for all institutions attended
  • Professional letters of recommendation
  • One-page statement of professional goals
  • Resume
  • Examination scores (if required by program)
  • Writing Sample (if required by program)


What term do you hope to start at ESU?

All application materials should be sent to the Graduate and Extended Studies office or via e-mail to grads@halwagner3esu.edu.

East Stroudsburg University
Graduate and Extended Studies
Reibman Administration Building
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

A $50 application fee is required. The application fee cannot be waived and is non-refundable regardless of the admission decision.

Official transcript: submit official transcript from each institution you attended, regardless of the number of credit hours earned at that institution. Official e-transcripts will also be considered and should be sent to kquintero@esu.edu.

GRE: students applying for degree programs in Athletic Training, Biology, Public Health and Communication Sciences and Disorders are required to submit a copy of their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. GRE scores are not required for applying to other degree programs and post-baccalaureate certification programs. Some programs may consider accepting GMAT or MAT scores in lieu of the GRE.

Goals Statement: the one-page letter should discuss, but not limited to, where your interest in the field stems from, how this degree will help you professionally, how your educational and professional experiences have prepared you to be successful in a graduate program, where you see the degree taking you within the next five years.

Letters of Recommendation: signed letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the person writing a recommendation on your behalf. While it is not required, if your recommender would prefer a recommendation form, they are welcome to submit the following recommendation form.

Writing Sample: students applying for degree programs in Communication are required to submit a writing sample. The writing sample should demonstrate skills at sentence construction, spelling, interpretation, analysis and original thinking. Applicants can submit either an academic paper (minimum of 2400 words, maximum of 4000 words) or a professional writing sample (for example, from a web page, marketing campaign, department report, training manual, etc.). All submitted work must be the work of the applicant.