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.

Applications for admission must be submitted online by visiting: 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.

Clinical Psychology December 1, 2018

Cognition and Development December 1, 2018

Neuroscience and Animal Behavior December 1, 2018

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: for information on special documentation required for their application.

Aggregate admissions and enrollment data for each program is available on the Laney Graduate School's website: