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Applying Online


Students are admitted only in the fall of every academic year. 

 Applications for admission to the WGSS Ph.D. Program for Fall 2024 will open early in September 2023.

 All application materials for Fall 2024 must be submitted on line to the Laney Graduate School by December 1, 2023. (please do not mail hard copies). Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. 

For additional program information, please contact:

Norma Schweizer

WGSS Senior Graduate Academic Program Coordinator



To apply online please go to the Laney Graduate Schools website at

  • 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. WGSS does not require or accept GRE scores.

Tuition and Fellowship Information

All admitted students receive 5 years of fellowship support.

Our standard tuition scholarship fully covers tuition costs and enrollment fees. Also, students receive an annual stipend paid over twelve months as well as subsidized health insurance. 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 several 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 at