The James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies

Emory's Graduate School was organized as a distinct division of the University in 1919, and awarded its first PhD to a student in chemistry in 1948.  In the years since, graduate education at Emory has made tremendous advances, and in 2009, we were named after Dr. James T. Laney, President of Emory from 1977 to 1994

Today, the Laney Graduate School offers the PhD and Masters degrees in more than 40 programs across the humanities, the social sciences, biomedical and natural science, public health, nursing and business. Our graduate students are present in nearly every area of research at Emory, working with esteemed faculty and researchers to solve the complex problems of our time and advance the global good.  

Vision and Mission

We are committed to graduate education that provides students with deep expertise in their chosen fields, creativity to cross disciplinary boundaries, and courage to take on the most important problems of our time.

Vision and Mission

Invest in Laney

Thanks to a growing culture of philanthropy, LGS is increasing its strength and reputation, creating significant research, and reaching out to communities in need, both at home and around the world. 



Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate and professional degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Emory.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law.  Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination.  Emory University complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws and regulations, and follows the principles outlined above in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Contact Information

Laney Graduate School
Emory University
209 Administration Building
Mailstop 1000-001-1AF
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

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Phone: 404-727-6028
Fax: 404-727-4990