||Optional with a maximum of three. If sending letters, if possible, include one from a former instructor in your master's program, and one from your internship or job supervisor (letters from others are acceptable).
||Write and submit an original double-spaced 3 to 5 page essay that will be reviewed for content and will be used to judge your written communication skills. Your essay should include a self-evaluation regarding the criteria listed above that are used to review applicants, a summary of your educational and work experiences, your reasons for wanting to earn a Ph.D. in counseling, areas that interest you that might lead to a possible dissertation topic, and the reasons you are interested in this particular Ph.D. program in counseling at Old Dominion University.
||From all prior institutions
||Please see instructions for submitting application materials at the counseling graduate program website.