How to Apply
For the Fall 2021 admissions cycle, the application deadline is December 1, 2020. The online application is now available. The application fee is $75.
Impacts of COVID-19:
We strongly recommend that applicants submit all documentation using the online system, and this includes letters of recommendation, TOEFL/IELTS scores and credential evaluations. Nothing needs to be sent via the mail. Due to COVID-19 Emory is still operating with the majority of its administrative staff from remote locations. Therefore, anything sent via the mail may incur mail delays on the Emory campus and will incur delays once mail arrives at the main office since staff will not be in the office on a regular basis each day.
If a letter of recommendation cannot be submitted electronically, the faculty member may want to submit it directly to Kathy Smith at email@example.com. In such a situation they would need to use their professional university email address, and that email address would have to match what the student listed in the application.
You can submit your application before your letter writers have submitted their letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are a very important part of your application. It is highly recommended that you complete this section of the application as early as possible so that you can give your letter writers as much time as possible to complete and submit their letter of recommendation. If you wait to complete this section until shortly before you submit your application the admissions committee may not receive the letters of recommendation in time to consider them during their review process, which would place your application at a disadvantage. The deadline to receive the letters of recommendation is December 1.
Make sure you upload the correct version of your statement of purpose, resume and transcripts, as our office is unable to remove or add any document in your application once it has been submitted.
Stipend: $32,569 for the 2020-2021 academic year (more financial information is available here).
Required Application Material
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- A copy of a transcript for each university you have attended. This transcript must be issued by the Registrar's Office (a copy issued to the student is fine) and cannot be printed from the University's web site. Each transcript must be uploaded during the application process. Scan the transcript at high resolution and make sure each can be read before uploading it. Each individual university transcript must be uploaded as one file and not page by page.
- Official transcripts are not required and will not be used in the review process. If you are offered admission and accept the offer you are then required to submit an official sealed transcript from each university you have attended. We ask that you not send us any material in the mail unless asked to do so.
- GRE scores are not required by any of the Programs in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and, therefore, will not be considered during the admissions process.
- Degrees and transcripts from international institutions often differ from those in the United States. We highly recommend that applicants with degrees from international universities submit a course-by-course educational credential evaluation of each international transcript so that the Emory admissions committee will fully understand your educational background and academic preparation. We highly recommend but do not require that you submit credential evaluations. Your application will be considered complete as long as it contains transcripts, with translations as needed. Please see http://www.gs.emory.edu/admissions/international_appls.html for additional details and suggestions.
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required if your native language is not English. Applicants must also contact ETS and request that they send official TOEFL scores to institution code 5187. As long as you have self-reported your scores please do not contact us to verify that we have received your official scores from ETS, as the application can be reviewed with the self-reported scores.
- Some programs may have an additional requirement or recommendation for applicants, so you should review the admissions page for the program you are applying to.
Our goal is to streamline the application process for you and to make the application review process as paperless as possible.