Application Materials

Letters of Recommendation/References

You will likely need 2-3 letters of recommendation for your application. At least one reference needs to come from a faculty member that is familiar with your academic work. Letters from relevant internship supervisors are also a great addition.

  • Choose your recommenders wisely; you have a personal rapport with them, you did well in their courses.
  • Give your recommender plenty of time to write your reference. If you need the letter in the fall, ask for it in the summer. Give them a deadline.
  • Provide your recommender with all the information they need, including your resume, the programs to which you are applying, and your personal statement. If there are specific instructions on how to submit the letter, make sure you also provide that information.
  • Follow up with your recommenders when the deadline appoaches.

Personal Statement/Essay