Graduate-Level Program Essay Requirements

Some graduate degrees and certificates in the School of Education require an essay as part of the admission process.

Student essays should answer the following question: "Why are you applying to this program and what do you hope to learn?"

The essay should be a reflection of personal experiences, beliefs, and aspirations. In addition to being an example of the student's best writing, essays should be thoughtful, and display an interest for learning.

Applicants should upload their essay to their admission application portal or email to

To see whether or not an essay is required for admission, refer to the program's Admission Requirements in the graduate studies catalog