Preparing a Strong Application

It's important for an application to stand out and to make an impression on faculty reviewers. Here are a few things to keep in mind while preparing your application.

Faculty reviewers are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a passion for the discipline
  • Show an interest in earning an advanced degree (Ph.D. or master's)
  • Bring diverse talents and skills to the research team

Strong applications include:

  • Evidence of high academic achievement and preparation to carry out research
  • Evidence of teamwork and independent problem-solving skills
  • Faculty recommendations from those who can speak about academic performance
  • Materials that are well-written and free of error

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