Research Facilities

Provisions for study and research at Emory are excellent. The Emory Library system contains over 3.4 million volumes, is a government documents depository, and provides state-of-the-art facilities for use of electronic and digital information sources. The university is a member of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Students have full access to the data sets available through the Consortium and are able to participate in the special summer courses on quantitative methods offered at the University of Michigan. Students have unlimited access to the Emory University Information Technology Division, where programmers and consultants are available to assist students with their computing needs. The Department of Political Science maintains a data analysis center with computers available for course and research uses. Through Emory's membership in the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE), students can take courses tuition-free at twenty other colleges and universities in the area, including the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University.

The Laney Graduate School actively assists students in finding outside fellowship and grant support for dissertation research. The Graduate Student Council maintains a fund to help underwrite travel expenses incurred by students presenting papers at conferences. In addition, as resources permit, the Department of Political Science provides funds to graduate students for research expenses, summer research assistantships, language study, and participation in the ICPSR and other summer research workshops.