Some departments require writing samples or other supplemental application materials from applicants. Check your department's requirements before beginning your application, and direct specific questions about the requirements (including questions about topic, length, or formatting) directly to the department.

How to Submit

For required writing samples and other application materials, a "Departmental Requirements" section will appear in the application upon program selection. Please upload the required materials in this section as instructed in the application.

For optional supplemental uploads not required by the department, please upload documents in the "Optional Supplemental Uploads" section of the "Supplemental Uploads" page.

Upload Instructions

  • We support ONLY PDF file formats for uploads.
  • Uploaded documents may contain no more than 75 pages. We support files as large as 5 GB, but please be advised that larger files will take longer to upload from your Internet connection and may stall if you are on a wireless connection or one that cannot sustain a connection for the necessary period of time.
  • Should you experience difficulties uploading your file, please ensure that you're using a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) on the fastest wired Internet connection available. An intermittent or slow internet connection can cause uploads to time out.
  • Do not upload anything but the requested documents in the Required Supplemental Uploads sections. If you would like to upload additional documents in support of your application (optional writing samples, research documents, or other files), please do so separately in the Optional Supplemental Uploads section of the page under "Additional Information." Be sure any optional documents are clearly labeled.