App Checklist: Doctor of Liberal Studies

Use the checklist below to help you navigate the application process.

Doctor of Liberal Studies Requirements

  1. Completed online application
  2. Application fee
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Two writing samples
  5. Resume or CV
  6. Three letters of recommendation
  7. Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

  1. Completed online application form
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  2. $50 application fee

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  3. Statement of purpose
    Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing the Doctor of Liberal Studies degree and what your anticipated area(s) of study will be. It should be four to five pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.

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  4. Two writing samples
    Applicants must provide two academic papers, preferably from different disciplines. The applicant's name and the degree for which the paper was written must be written clearly on the first page of each paper. Other examples of writing may be substituted with approval from the Associate Dean.

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  5. Resume or CV

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  6. Three letters of recommendation
    Through the online application portal, you will be prompted to provide the contact information for three recommenders. They will then receive an electronic request with instructions for submitting a recommendation through the application portal. The email will be sent immediately upon saving your application.
    • Recommendations should be completed by former supervisors, professors, or professional associates capable of appraising your academic and professional capabilities, and your present ability to pursue independent graduate work.
    • Recommenders can submit their letters before you submit your application.

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  7. Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
    Applicants should have the following transcripts mailed to the Georgetown SCS Admissions Office:
    • Official transcript from the undergraduate school where your degree was conferred
    • Official transcripts from all graduate institutions attended

    Transcripts should either be sent in an envelope sealed by the school's registrar, or via an official online transcript provider to

    • Your transcript must state the degree and degree conferral date for it to be considered official.
    • All U.S. institutions must be accredited through one of the bodies officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (

    Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions outside of the United States, where credit has been earned, should be evaluated by WES ( or ECE ( Applicants should request the course-by-course evaluation. It is not necessary to send additional copies of your official transcripts.

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