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Path to the PhD

Our Path to the PhD page is a one-stop-shop of information and resources for our currently enrolled psychology graduate students.

A very special welcome to the fall 2023 cohort of new graduate students who have joined us!

The Emory Psychology PhD

An overview checklist of the requirements for the psychology PhD, and year-to-year milestones. 

Before you start using the checklist, please download it so you can save your work.

Open Checklist PDF

Latest Psychology Graduate Manual

Last updated Aug. 25, 2023

The Department of Psychology Graduate Student Manual provides the specific psychology program requirements, deadlines, procedures, online resources, supports, and forms. 

Fall 2023-24 Manual
Previous Psychology Graduate Manuals

Fall 2021-22 Psychology Graduate Manual (last updated Sept. 8, 2021)

Fall 2020-21 Psychology Graduate Manual (last updated Jan 26, 2021)

Enrolled prior to fall 2020 (and under the CD/CP/NAB program)? Use this psychology graduate manual (March 23, 2020)

External Funding Resources
The department has put together a list of resources to help our graduate students meet the requirement to apply for external funding before the end of their 4th year in the program.
List of Resources
Laney Graduate School Handbook

The Laney Graduate School (LGS) Handbook details the policies, procedures, resources, forms relevant to all graduate students at Emory University. 

LGS Handbook (pdf)
Current Course Offerings and Course Atlas
Browse all undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs currently being offered at the University. Here's a guide to navigating Atlas, and other tutorials on how to use the Atlas.
Browse the Course Atlas
Archive of Psychology Graduate Course Listings
Psychology department graduate course listings from Fall 2016 - Fall 2021.
Browse Course Archive
International Students
Information and Resources
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is dedicated to helping international students maintain adjust to a new culture and education system, connect with the Emory global community, maintain legal status, and apply for immigration benefits.