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Welcome to Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion.

The Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) is a unit of the Laney Graduate School, drawing on the resources of the Department of Religion in Emory College and Candler School of Theology. Approximately 150 students are enrolled in nine Courses of Study in the GDR.

The Graduate Division of Religion is the second-largest doctoral program at Emory, and it benefits from one of the most diverse faculties and student bodies in American doctoral education. Named by the National Research Council as one of the premier PhD programs in the United States, the GDR is committed to shaping scholars who will reshape their academic disciplines and institutions for a new generation. 

Explore our website, where you can find detailed information about the graduate program, the requirements for the doctoral degree, and the application process.