LABORATORY-BASED DISTANCE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION

2d. Letters of Academic recommendation:

  • Two letters of recommendation describing the student's ability and capability are required. 
  • It is preferable that these letters be obtained from faculty members, a direct supervisor or instructors well-acquainted with your research and/or academic work. 
  • These letters should provide a thorough assessment of the student's experience in laboratory research, ability to communicate in verbal and written English, motivation and creativity, and other qualities in the student's academic performance.
  • Current or former professors, employers (supervisory level) and other professionals who can objectively assess your academic background/performance, critical thinking, analytical and writing skills should write the letter.
  • Plan ahead:
    • Allow your referees at least one month to prepare and compose their letter
    • Don’t rush them, and be sure to provide them with the application deadline
  • Be organized and pro-active:
  • Consider providing each author with a folder that includes information about you that will allow them to compose a detailed letter
  • Items to consider including for their resource:
    • Your CV / resume
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • A copy of your purpose statement

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