Admission

Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) is a unit of the Laney Graduate School and draws on the resources of the Department of Religion in Emory College and Candler School of Theology. It is the second-largest doctoral program at Emory and benefits from one of the most diverse faculties and student bodies in American doctoral education. Our academic program is ranked among the nation’s top doctoral programs by the National Research Council. 

Admission to Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion is competitive, and only a limited number of applicants are accepted each year. In 2017, 119 prospective students applied for admission to the program, and 15 matriculated.