Admission to Doctoral Study
All applicants must satisfy admission requirements described in the Emory University Laney Graduate
School application checklist . This includes (a) a Statement of Purpose that outlines
the applicant's goals in undertaking doctoral study in psychology; (b) competitive scores on the Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) taken no more than five years prior to application; (c) at least three letters of recommendation
from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and/or research performance; and (d) transcripts and other evidence
of academic work from all previous graduate and undergraduate institutions. Applicants whose native language is
not English should provide evidence of a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),
together with any other evidence of English-language fluency.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the online application. Instructions for completing the online application are on the Laney Graduate School website. The use of the online application allows the
department immediate access to your application. In addition, use of the online application will allow the applicant
to track the status of credentials that have been received in the graduate school. The entire application process will be completed online ONLY. All credentials will be uploaded into the online system.
Application for admission should be made as early as possible. Although the Laney Graduate School lists
their deadline as Jan. 3. 2011, the deadline for applications to the Psychology Department varies from program to program:
Clinical Psychology December 1, 2012
Cognition and Development January 3, 2013
Neuroscience and Animal Behavior January 3, 2013
Be sure to consult the individual programs’ pages for additional information specific to application to each
All admitted students are awarded a competitive stipend and tuition.
Foreign students should consult http://www.graduateschool.emory.edu/admissions/international.php for information on special documentation required for their application.