Academic excellence featuring 1:1 with professors, internships and original research prepare EMU students to launch successful careers and further academic pursuits. Cross-cultural study, exploration of values and involvement in athletics and student life experiences shape critical thinkers and team players for success after EMU.
"EMU’s Bible and Religion Department is a real gem. Working closely with professors helped prepare me for graduate studies in unique ways. The strengths of the Bible and religion faculty became critical ingredients that laid a solid foundation for my communication skills."
Jordan Luther is earning a Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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"EMU taught me that success means nothing if I use it to put others down. It is that care for community, which EMU instilled in me, that made me the perfect leader as a success coach." Joshua provides support for students who are current or former members of the foster care system.
Joshua Lomas is pursing a Master's of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Kutztown
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“My nursing professors at EMU seemed to have a broader understanding of the nursing profession that prepared us clinically to be good registered nurses, but also prepared us for further education if we decided to study more.”
“My academic experience in the Bible and Religion Department was exceptional. Professors were invested in me not only as a student, but as a person. There wasn’t a single occasion in my four years at EMU when a professor wasn’t willing to take an extra question from me or sit down for conversation after class.”
“My studies at EMU provided me with a critical peace-focused worldview which has shaped how I approach my past professional and current academic ventures.”
“I think my array of undergraduate experiences and what I’ve learned from those opportunities helped me stand out among others. Playing collegiate volleyball, serving as a community adviser and biology student mentor, gaining cross-cultural experience in the Middle East, and participating in organic chemistry research in Hawaii and Guam marked these formative years.”
“I remember sitting in Professor Ann Hershberger’s community health class and discussing the health disparities in our community.”
“The practical advocacy I engaged with when I was on campus was really important for me and other students to try out what we were learning.”
“I think my graduate school application was strengthened by a combination of strong undergraduate courses and sincere letters of recommendation from EMU professors.”
“Having the chance to work closely with professors Peter Dula, Ted Grimsrud, Christian Early, and Nancy Heisey prepared me for graduate work not only because they were generous with their time, but also because they were willing to offer the rigorous critiques I needed to help hone my academic skills.”
“The most important lesson I learned at EMU was to make connections between disciplines. A PhD requires a deep dive into one particular field, but my liberal arts background gave me the ability to maintain balance in my life and keep perspective.”