FAQ

What programs are available?

Emory's three graduate programs are: Clinical, Cognition & Development, and Neuroscience and Animal Behavior.

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Do you offer programs in Criminal Justice, Industrial Psychology, Organizational Psychology, or Engineering Psychology?

No, we do not offer degrees in these areas. Locally, Georgia Tech offers degrees in Engineering Psychology, Industrial Psychology, and General Experimental Psychology. Georgia State University offers Community Psychology, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Social/Cognition Psychology.

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What academic degrees does the Psychology Department offer? Is there a terminal masters program?

We do not offer a terminal master’s degree. The Ph.D. track involves first obtaining a Master's degree. After completing coursework and other requirements, including a Qualifying Examination, students begin dissertation research that leads to the doctoral degree.

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How long does it take to obtain a Ph.D.?

The average time to completion is between 5-7 years.

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If I am accepted into the program, can I attend part time?

No, full-time participation in the program is required.

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I am interested in psychology because I wish to open a private practice or become a therapist? Is Emory the school for me?

Our program is a good match for students who are seriously considering a research career, but who also want strong clinical training. The primary emphasis of our clinical training is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to function as productive clinical researchers in psychology. A Psy. D. degree (not offered at Emory) might better suit individuals whose primary career goals center on counseling and therapy.

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Are there universities in the Atlanta area that offers a Psy. D. degree?

Yes, Argosy University, formally known as the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.

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Could you send me information regarding the Psychology programs?

Currently, all information can be found on our web site, http://psychology.emory.edu/ . If you need further information, please contact Ms. Paula Mitchell by email, paula.mitchell@emory.edu

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Where can I find information regarding faculty research?

That information is located on our web site. Faculty research interests are located on the program pages: Clinical, Cognition & Development, and Neuroscience & Animal Behavior, or click on the People link for a listing of our entire faculty.

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Can you help me make an appointment with faculty?

No, please contact faculty members directly.

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When is the application deadline for Fall admission?

The Clinical Program deadline is December 1; for Neuroscience and Animal Behavior (NAB) it is December 8; and for Cognition and Development, it is January 3.

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Could I request an application?

No, students must apply online. Use http://www.gs.emory.edu/admissions/application.php to access an application. Please note that you will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.

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Do you accept students at any other time?

No, students are admitted only for the fall semester each year.

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When will I be notified if I have been selected for an interview?

Faculty will typically contact students for interviews in January and most interviews will take place in early February.

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When will notification letters go out?

Typically, letters go out in late March or early April.

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