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Application Requirements

  • Updated and official transcripts from all colleges attended should be mailed to the IRT office (address is at the bottom of this page).  This includes transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions, community colleges, study abroad programs, and summer coursework. 

    The following requirements are to be submitted as part of the online application:

  • Three academic letters of recommendation (at least two of the letters must be from professors)
  • Resume/CV
  • Two essays:
    • Essay One:
      For applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or Master’s in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science, or Mathematics: In a narrative essay no more than 2 ½ double spaced pages, please discuss your prior research experience, anticipated research goals, areas of scholarly interest, theorists or scholars who have influenced your graduate interests and your academic and/or professional goals for the next 10 years.
      For applicants interested in pursuing either a Master’s, Ph.D. or Ed.D in K-12 education or Higher Education Administration: In a narrative essay no more than 2 ½ double spaced pages, please discuss your relevant leadership experience; teaching, tutoring, or mentorship experiences; relevant administrative interests; academic interests in the educational community (academic advising, literacy, early intervention, etc.) and academic and/or professional goals for the next 10 years.
      Your essay must be double-spaced and written with 12-point Times New Roman font.  Please make sure that your full first and last name, as well as the document type (e.g. Essay #1), appears in the header of each page.
    • Essay Two: In an essay of no more than 1.5 double-spaced pages, discuss a course in your field of study that has had the greatest impact on your intellectual development, particularly your engagement with theory and primary texts of the course.

For clarification on the application process, please review our FAQ document.

Please note that all IRT alumni must submit a new application with all required materials by the application deadline, if they wish to re-apply to IRT this year.  There is no abbreviated application or admissions process for IRT alumni. 

All applicants: Part I and Part II of the online application and all required supporting materials must be received by the application deadline of APRIL 1, 2014 for consideration.

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
Phillips Academy
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Andover, MA 01810