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Application Guidelines

Higher Education Administration

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants should carefully select those persons whom they ask to send letters of recommendation. References should include those people who can attest to the applicant's academic potential, her or his previous personal or work experience in higher education, and the applicant's fit with the standards and expectations that guide professional educators. If the applicant is currently working in a professional education position, it is expected that the employer/supervisor will provide a letter of reference.

Personal Statement

The applicant should carefully consider the purpose of the personal statement in the application process. This statement should be well thought out, carefully written and edited, and not exceed five double-spaced typewritten pages. The statement should address the following questions:

  1. Describe your professional self. (Personal goals, strengths and weaknesses that prepare or limit you for graduate study, and special skills should be addressed.)
  2. Discuss what attracts you to our graduate program, how you believe this degree can help you, and why you are applying at this time.

Academic Resume

Include the following in your resume:

  1. Personal Information: Name and Contact Information (Address, Phone numbers, email)
  2. Education: Institution, City, State, Dates Attended, Major, and Degree
  3. Work Experience: Dates, Job Title, Employer, City, State
  4. Professional experiences such as: Publications, Presentations and Grants; Continuing Education Activities, Awards/Honors Received; Community and Volunteer Activities; Professional Memberships; other


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