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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 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, 2013

Cognition and Development January 3, 2014

Neuroscience and Animal Behavior December 9, 2013

Be sure to consult the individual programs’ pages for additional information specific to application to each program.

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.

 

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