Prospective Students

The application window for Fall 2019 will open in September 2018.

The deadline to submit applications will be December 15, 2018.

Note: GRE and TOEFL scores may be submitted but are not required for our program.

Why Choose Our Program?

Program Application Requirements

Program Overview

Program Requirements

2015 LGS Graduation Reception

2015 Laney Graduate School Graduation Reception

Application Requirements

Prospective students should review information about the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, application requirements, and the process to apply on the LGS Admissions Page. The online system for application can be accessed here.

Our program admits students with undergraduate and advanced degrees. 

The following are required to complete an application for the PhD program in Hispanic Studies:

1. Unofficial transcripts for all previous coursework (official transcripts must be submitted following acceptance to the program)

2. Statement of Purpose

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Three letters of recommendation

5. Writing sample (term paper, thesis chapter, or other publication, written in Spanish, that demonstrates your writing skills and analytical ability)

7. GRE scores may be submitted but are not required

8. Applicants are not required to submit TOEFL exam scores.

9. $75 application fee 

Prospective students should review information about the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, application requirements, and the process to apply on the LGS Admissions Page.

All application materials may be submitted online. However, if you will be sending any materials in the mail, please submit them to the following address:

Elizabeth Hallett Mills
Emory University
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
N501 Callaway Center
Atlanta, GA 30322

Please note: Official transcripts will not be required in hard copy until an applicant has been made an offer and has accepted. We will send a request to the admitted student for further documents at that time.


Why Choose our Program?

  • Distinctive interdisciplinary program, which opens up unique research and career possibilities
  • Eminent multidisciplinary faculty with demonstrated scholarly and professional engagement with graduate students
  • Research concentration on thematic foci relevant to Hispanic Studies, humanities, and social sciences
  • Option to complement Hispanic Studies with Lusophone/Brazilian Studies
  • Unique core curriculum, including research and writing workshop offered in the first year of study
  • Teaching experience across the full range of the Spanish curriculum as well as possibilities for teaching in other programs/departments
  • Demonstrated excellence in pedagogical training/mentorship and professional development
  • Small student cohort size, which facilitates individualized attention and close working relationships with program faculty
  • Exceptionally successful record of placing graduates in desirable positions nationally and internationally
  • High level of stipend support ($24,000 in 2016-2017) as well as funding for additional professional training and research
  • Extensive library collections in both print and visual media
  • Reputation of Emory as a Research I university
  • Appeal of Atlanta, a cosmopolitan hub and global city with a large Hispanic/Latino population; easy access to international travel