Writing Sample Requirements by Program

All writing samples should be typed, double-spaced, and use standard margins.

  • Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis
A research-based paper in applied behavior analysis or a related area of psychology of at least ten pages that was previously submitted as part of graduate course. If applicable, the applicant’s master’s thesis is preferable. Three to five page personal statement describing reasons for pursuing doctoral study in ABA at Caldwell University,current research interests, and preferred faculty member with whom to study (including reasons for this choice).
  • M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Post-Master in Applied Behavior Analysis
Submit a research-based paper in psychology or education of at least 10 pages that was previously submitted in an undergraduate or graduate course. APA style is preferred. Other subject matter may be considered if the candidate has had limited prior coursework in psychology or education.
  • M.B.A. – General and all Concentrations
  • M.S. in Accounting
Briefly explain, in at least 200 words typed on separate paper, your objectives for entering this graduate program.
  • Ph.D./Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
A copy of your completed action research paper/thesis, published article, grant writing, or sample of substantive job embedded writing.
  • M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Post-Master ESL Certification
One-two page typed statement of your goals/objectives for entering the M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction.
  • M.A. in Educational Administration
  • M.A. in Educational Administration – OCLD
No writing sample required.
  • M.A. in Literacy Instruction
  • Post-Master Reading Specialist Certification
One-two page typed statement of the goals and objectives expected by the candidate while in the program.
  • M.A. in Special Education with TOSD
  • M.A. in Special Education with LDT-C
  • Post-Master LDT-C Certification
  • Special Education Certification
Submit a personal statement of a minimum of 2-3 pages describing reason for pursuing this graduate program in special education including what your career goals are for this area of specialization.
  • Post-Master Superintendent Certification
  • Post-Master Principal Certification
  • Post-Master Supervisor Certification
No writing sample required.
  • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
Briefly explain, in at least 200 words typed on separate paper, your objectives for entering this graduate program.
  • M.A. in Counseling with Mental Health Specialization
  • M.A. in Counseling with School Counseling Specialization
  • Post-Master Director of School Counseling
  • Post-Master School Counselor Specialization
Submit a research-based paper of 5-10 pages that was previously submitted in anundergraduate or graduate psychology course. APA style is preferred. Other subjectmatter and/or formatting may be considered if the candidate has limited psychologycoursework.
  • M.A. in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy Specialization
  • Post-Graduate M.A. in Art Therapy
Submit a research-based paper of 5-10 pages that was previously submitted in an undergraduate or graduate psychology or art therapy course; APA style is preferred. Other subject matter and/or formatting may be considered if the candidate has limited psychology coursework. Art portfolio also required.
  • Post-Master Professional Counselor Licensing
Submit a research-based paper of 5-10 pages that was previously submitted in anundergraduate or graduate psychology course; APA style is preferred.

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