Letters of Recommendation

The application requires 3 letters of recommendation. 

Step 1: Set up your online application account 

Step 2: Request letters of recommendation

The system will allow you to enter contact information for your recommenders prior to completion of the application. Start the process as soon as possible to ensure that letters are received by the application deadline.  Let your recommender know the application deadline, as the system will not provide that information automatically.

Your recommenders should address your past academic performance, as well as your aptitude for policy analysis studies at the graduate level.

Letters from professors and instructors are preferred over letters from employers.  

Applicants who are college seniors or recent graduates should have at least two letters from professors or instructors.

Applicants who have been out of school for several years will need at least one letter from a professor; the others can be from employers.

DO NOT WAIT FOR THESE LETTERS TO COME IN.  Submit your application as soon as you have completed all of the other sections and have provided contact information for your references.