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Graduate & Professional Schools

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Emory offers specialized studies and unmatched research opportunities at seven graduate and professional schools on the university's main Atlanta campus.

Our academic programs focus on the arts and sciences, business, law, theology, and the health professions. These disciplines are unified by their devotion to liberal learning, by cooperative interdisciplinary programs and by the common pursuit of intellectual distinction.

We prepare future leaders of society in their areas of expertise. Our graduates embody the goals of Emory University's mission: to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.

Graduate students may pursue more than 40 programs across the humanities, the social sciences, biomedical and natural science, public health, nursing and business. All seven of our post-graduate schools offer joint degree programs.

The Laney Graduate School confers all doctorates that are offered in the school-based areas of expertise. Please refer to our Degrees and Programs listings and the school websites for more detailed guidance.

Graduate & Professional Schools


Laney Graduate School

PhDs in more than three dozen subjects as well as several terminal master's degrees.

Graduates are called on to demonstrate the expertise, creativity and courage to contribute to their chosen fields. Students benefit from pursuing specialties ranging from the humanistic to the biomedical within the context of a world-class research university.


Goizueta Business School

MBA degrees and the PhD.

The curriculum combines the study of business with the study of leadership, and students develop as principled leaders for global enterprise. Students benefit from Emory's proximity to and relationships with Atlanta's international business community.


School of Law

J.D., master's degrees and the PhD.

The programs equip professionals with a practical and theoretical understanding of the law. Students benefit from a combination of classroom study of "black letter law," the language of the legal world, with innovative programs such as field placements and a range of specialty centers and clinics.


Candler School of Theology

Master's degrees in divinity and theology, and the ThD.

The programs combine an academic curriculum with practical application and integrate intellectual and spiritual growth. Students benefit from the university's formal affiliation with The United Methodist Church and the Pitts Theology Library's extraordinary collections.

Graduate & Professional Schools


School of Medicine

M.D. and degrees in allied health programs such as physical therapy and physician assistant.

An innovative curriculum includes early clinical skills training, patient contact and faculty mentors committed to training men and women to become future leaders of medicine. Students benefit from being part of the university's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory's position of leadership in the region's medical community.


Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Master's degrees and the PhD.

Programs prepare nurses who enter careers in advanced practice nursing and research and who are trained to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care in a variety of health care settings. Students benefit from being part of the university's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and from small classes, state-of-the-art simulation labs, and diverse clinical and research partnerships.

Public Health

Rollins School of Public Health

Master's degrees and the PhD.

Students learn to identify, analyze and intervene in the world's most pressing public health issues. Students benefit from Emory's proximity to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the university's own Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

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