College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Letters of Recommendation

All graduate programs in the college require letters of recommendation as part of the application process.

Who Should Write a Recommendation?

The people best suited to write letters of recommendation for graduate study on your behalf (referees) are faculty members, university administrators, or internship/co-operative education supervisors who are in a position to discuss knowledgeably your academic potential for graduate study, as well as your personal qualities and experiences. 

How do the Referees Submit a Recommendation?

Near the end of the online application process, you will be prompted to provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of your referees.  It is appropriate to ask the referees in advance if they would be willing to write a letter of recommendation. You might alert them to be on the look-out for the electronic notice asking for the letter of recommendation before you complete this section of the online application.

How Many Letters Are Required?

The number of required letters of recommendation varies by program. Check the application requirements for your program on your program's Application Deadlines and Requirements page.

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