Emory University’s Laney Graduate School has announced it will increase the base stipend for Ph.D. students to $31,000 for the 2019-20 academic year, in efforts of attracting top graduate students and improving its doctoral programs.
“Emory’s investment in graduate education is a tangible sign of our dedication to enhancing faculty excellence and graduate program distinction,” said Laney Graduate School dean Dr. Lisa Tedesco. “It also demonstrates Emory’s commitment to attracting the best student minds and to making sure that those who choose Emory as their academic community can pursue their studies with a greater sense of financial security.”
This increase signifies an investment of more than $40 million over five years, according to Emory News Center.
Last month, Emory University president Dr. Claire E. Sterk and provost Dr. Dwight A. Bride launched “One Emory: Engaged for Impact” in order to create improvements in academic prominence. The stipend increase for its doctoral students is a key step in achieving the framework’s goals.
The new stipend will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2019.