Graduate & Professional Research
Through focused study and research, graduate students develop expertise and skills to launch specialized careers that hold the promise of societal impact and professional visibility.
The university's seven graduate and professional schools all stand close together, sharing labs, libraries and other spaces, which fosters collaborative and cross-disciplinary research.
Graduate students often spend years in the pursuit of discovery, refining a set of questions through trial and error in order to contribute uniquely to the body of knowledge in their fields. Explore highlights of these distinctive contributions with our Dissertation Sampler.
Graduate students pursue the highest level of research in more than 40 specialties spanning the humanities, social sciences, biomedical and natural sciences, public health, nursing and business.
Centers and Partners
Emory's numerous centers and extensive partnerships broaden student research opportunities within the U.S. and internationally. These include:
- Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Students at the university's schools of medicine, nursing and public health have access to extraordinary research opportunities through interdepartmental initiatives brought together by the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
Emory offers several programs to enhance students' professional development, which in turn helps expedite the application of campus-based study and research.
Campus programs tailored to specific graduate student needs and opportunities include the Alumni Mentor Program, Networking Nights and Pathways Beyond the Professoriate.
The Grant Writing Program's informational and working sessions help students develop skills to seek and secure funding for research and post-doctoral projects.
Professional Development Support Funds
Awards of Professional Development Support Funds are made in three areas: research, conference participation and training not available at Emory.
The Program for Scholarly Integrity provides all PhD students with a foundational, cross-disciplinary introduction to the ethical issues of research, scholarship and professional life.