Applying Online    

The deadline for application for admission for the subsequent academic year is December 15.  Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Students are admitted only in the fall of every academic year.  To apply online please go to the Laney Graduate Schools website


The application fee is $75. If you submit your application by October 31, your application fee will be waived.  This will be automatic, and you will not need to contact us to receive this waiver.

  •  Completed online application
  •  Statement of Purpose (no more than 3 pages double spaced)
  •  Writing Sample (no more than 20 pages double spaced)
  •  CV
  •  3 letters of recommendation

We recommend requesting letters at least 2 months in advance of the deadline. We strongly encourage you to follow the online process of uploading your transcripts.

Remember to request that Educational Testing Services (ETS) forward official copies of your GRE score report. The department does not have a unique departmental code, please use the Emory institution code of 5187. For further details regarding admissions procedures and program requirements, please consult Frequently Asked Questions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Tuition and Fellowship Information       

All admitted students receive fellowship support.

Our standard tuition scholarship fully covers tuition costs and enrollment fees.  In addition students recieve a current annual stipend of $22,000. Additional fellowships may be awarded to exceptional students, increasing the amount of stipend for the full 5 years. Students may obtain an additional year of aid by competing with other students across the Graduate School for a number of competitive Emory fellowships. We also strongly encourage our students to seek out and apply for external funding opportunities.

Your completed application serves as your request for funding. No additional forms are needed to apply for this support. More funding opportunities are available through the Graduate School. For more details, please visit their website