ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Letters of Reference
When gathering letters of recommendation, approach people who can provide a strong, personal letter that focuses on your academic and intellectual abilities. Comments on your positive character traits and professional experience, while helpful, are not as relevant as comments on your ability to succeed academically. Access the Graduate Admissions Management App and enter the names and email addresses of your references. They will be able to submit their letters electronically. This site is accessible the day after you submit an application and payment to the Graduate School. We prefer that Letters of Reference come through the online Graduate Admissions Management App; emails to firstname.lastname@example.org are also accepted; please contact the Graduate School if your reference needs to submit the paper reference form.
Statement of Purpose
The Statement of Purpose is an essay describing your academic interests and how you would intend to pursue them in the graduate program at ECU. This writing sample is a very important part of your application and is given considerable weight by most graduate programs. Be sure to state your academic interests clearly and include reasons why ECU is the best place for you to pursue your graduate education.
Submit your Statement of Purpose online through the Graduate Admissions Management App after your paid application is submitted. Do not submit a paper copy or email your Statement of Purpose to the Admissions Office as it will not be used toward your application.
The Resume or Curriculum Vita is a summary listing of your academic and work background. Submit your Resume online through the Graduate Admissions Management App after your paid application is submitted. Do not submit a paper copy or email your Resume to the Admissions Office as it will not be used toward your application.
The programs listed below require a supplemental application in addition to the Graduate School's application. Most supplemental applications require you to respond to specific essay or short answer questions and give information on program prerequisites.
- EdD Educational Leadership PreK-12
- MA Psychology (Health Psychology Ph.D., MA/CAS, and MA with a concentration in
- MSA School Administration
- MS Communication Sciences & Disorders
- MS Nutrition
- MS Occupational Therapy
- MSW Social Work
The program may require current teaching or nursing licensure for admission. A faxed or scanned emailed copy of your license is sufficient for this requirement. If you will not earn your license prior to the program's application deadline, please inform your processor.