Submitting Your Application Form

A key part of your application is a form that captures information about you and your educational/professional background. NOTE: You can save and return to this form as many times as you need to prior to the deadline. However, in order to submit the application form you must click the SUBMIT button at the end of the form. Please note all applications that are fully submitted receive an email notification. To ensure efficient notification, please make sure that emails from are not being caught in your SPAM filter.

Uploading Required Documents

To complete your application, you will need to submit the following documents (PDF preferred, .doc also accepted) :

  • CV or résumé
  • Unofficial academic transcript from all colleges or universities that you have attended.
  • Personal Statement: Describe your background, your intellectual interests, and your future ambitions as they relate to your preferred program(s). (1,000 words or less)
  • An academic writing sample (20 pages maximum, double-spaced)

Please name these files using your last name and the type of document (e.g., Aristotle_resume.pdf or Aristotle_stmt.pdf).

Submitting Letters of Recommendation

You will submit the name(s) and contact information for recommender(s) who will be submitting letters on your behalf. Political Studies/Summer Course applicants must submit a minimum of ONE academic letter of recommendation. War Studies applicants should submit TWO letters.

Your letter(s) should be from someone familiar with your educational accomplishments (i.e., professor, academic advisor, etc.) or your public service activities or interests (i.e., ROTC cadre, work supervisor).

Letters can be submitted with the application form OR your recommender can directly submit the letter using the following link (with your email address replacing “” at the end): Copy this link and provide it to your recommender after submitting your application.