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Application Instructions

We've created these instructions to help guide you through the application process. Please contact us with any questions.

NOTE: Copies of unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the department application, while the University may request official transcripts upon acceptance.


1. Go to the Apply Yourself site and create a new account.

If you have applied in the past, you will need to use a different email address for the current application for this year. A confirmation email will be sent with your PIN. Please save this to login to your account in the future.

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For general application instructions/information: click on the lower, light blue button "Application Instructions".

2. Click on the blue button with the star to “Start Application”.

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Follow the prompts to complete your application. You may log in and out at any time to complete this by clicking "Save".

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Don't forget to save after you've entered your information.  You may save and continue if you wish to continue with your application.

3. When you have completed the Basic Information section of the application, click on "Recommendation Provider List" bar.

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Follow the directions given. Letters from professors are preferred. Please note that once a recommender has been saved to your recommender list, an automatic email will be sent to them with instructions on how to submit their letter online to your application. All Letters of Recommendation will be uploaded electronically in the application system by the recommender. Your letters of recommendation will be matched to your submitted application.

4.  Statement of Purpose

The application requires you to address several important components. Complete the Statement of Purpose
and include it with your application.

5. Writing Sample

Provide a 2-5 page original writing sample. The writing sample can be an academic paper, however, it must be a clean copy and your own work, it cannot be a group project report. Clinical reports are not acceptable.

6. Once every section is complete, click on the “Submit Application” button.

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This can be found in the lower right hand corner and on each page of the application.

Payment for the application fee will be asked for at this point.

Have questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Ann Benevides, Graduate Program Assistant at or 801-585-0427.