Admissions and Financial Support
- We typically admit between 4 and 8 students every year, for full-time study only. Applications are to be submitted by December 15, 2017.
- Admission decisions are based on previous academic record, letters of recommendation, a writing sample, GRE scores, relevant personal experience, and the personal statement
- Evidence of prior research and background in sociology are very desirable but not required
- We generally do not admit students with GREs below the fiftieth percentile or an undergraduate GPA lower than B
- We welcome applications from foreign applicants, and we have admitted students from China, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and other countries; students whose native language is not English should submit evidence that they can converse and do research in English and provide TOEFEL scores
- Students enter in the fall semester
Click here for the general Graduate School admission requirements
Click here for the Graduate School application instructions
2. Financial Support
- All admitted students receive offers of financial assistance, normally comprising full tuition grants, fellowships, health insurance subsidies, and research assistantships
- Standard awards require students to work during the academic year assisting with faculty research and teaching
- Stipend awards represent a commitment of support for five years of study, contingent upon a student maintaining normal progress toward the Ph.D. degree.
- For 2017-18 the standard stipend level is $24,000 plus 100% coverage of health insurance premiums
- Exceptional applicants may be eligible for enhanced university-wide fellowships awarded through the Laney Graduate School, including the George W. Woodruff Fellowship and the Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship; all applicants are automatically considered for all awards