Letter of Recommendation Guidelines
Submit letters of recommendation preferably from an academic advisor/university professor and supervisors/employers. Letters of recommendation should address the applicant’s potential to succeed as a graduate student in the PhD in Education program. Letters should be:

  • On organizational letterhead
  • Include relationship to the applicant and the length of time reference has known applicant
  • Describe knowledge of and experience with the applicant in regard to his/her research and/or leadership skills

Letters can address the following areas, as appropriate:

  • Academic abilities, including quality of written expression
  • Work ethic / Quality of work
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with others
  • Applicant’s potential to be an educational researcher and/or leader

More detailed information, along with a guideline you can share directly with your recommenders, can be found under “Forms & Documents.”