About Us


Emory University is one of the major biological research and medical referral centers in the Southeast and is among the fastest growing Medical Centers in the United States. Emory is consistently ranked in the top 20 institutions nationally for NIH research support. Emory was named one of the 25 “New Ivies” by Newsweek, a testament to its quality and dedication to education.

The Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) has around 400 graduate students in eight interdisciplinary PhD programs:

About 350 world-renowned researchers mentor students admitted to these programs, giving them a unique opportunity to train with faculty at:

Financial support includes a tuition scholarship, health insurance and stipend ($32,569 for the 2021-2022 academic year). Funding is guaranteed as long as the student is making satisfactory progress toward their degree. The average time to degree is about 5.7 years. Training is interdisciplinary and students have the flexibility to work with GDBBS faculty outside their program. Students typically perform three rotations before affiliating with a faculty member for their dissertation research.

The application deadline is December 1st for the following fall semester.

How to Apply

Contact Information
Email: gdbbs@emory.edu
Telephone: 404-727-2545
Fax: 404-727-3322

Mailing Address
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Emory University
1462 Clifton Road NE, Suite 314
Atlanta, Georgia 30322