Graduate Admissions

General requirements for admission to the Laney Graduate School can be found here.
A link to the online applications is available here.

Mathematics Program Requirements

Applications are due by January 1 for the PhD program and January 31 for the MS program.

1. Transcripts

A scanned copy of the transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended, present school included. An official copy of the transcript is not necessary for the application. (Official transcripts are required for admitted students who enroll in the program, before the start of the first semester.)

2. Test Scores

The program requires GRE scores from the general test, but not from any subject tests.
In addition, non-native English speakers will need to submit TOEFL scores. (Exceptions can be made for non-native speakers who have lived in English-speaking countries for a significant time.) Self-reported test scores are acceptable for the application, but admitted students will need to submit official scores before enrollment in the program. Emory’s institution code is 5187. The program code is 0703.

3. Statement of Purpose

Applicants should submit a brief description of their intellectual background, research experience, mathematical areas of interest, and plans for graduate study.

4. Resume or CV

Your resume or CV should the relevant details of your educational background, research experience, and work experience.

5. Letters of Recommendation.

We require at least three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic performance. An optional fourth letter may be included. This is an essential part of the application, so please check with recommenders early and make sure they are aware of the deadline.

6. Application Fee

The application fee is $75, paid as part of the online application. The Laney Graduate School offers limited fee waivers for applicants who have participated in certain programs designated to prepare students for graduate study, and for applicants who can show financial hardship.


An optional diversity statement may be included with the application. The LGS and mathematics program strive to create an inclusive intellectual community. You are invited to attach a statement to your application describing how your background and experiences might contribute to the diversity of the program.

No separate writing sample is required for the mathematics program.