Three letters of recommendation are required. When submitting your online application, you will be required to list one e-mail address for each recommender. Once these addresses have been submitted, each recommender will be notified electronically by UCLA, and they will then submit their letters of recommendation using a secure interface.
For the M.S. program: We recommend that you provide letters of recommendation from professors who have taught you in your junior and senior years.
For the Ph.D. program: We urge that all your letters be from academic references as recent as possible; if you have an M.S., letters from professors who have served on your M.S. committee are particularly helpful. If you cannot obtain academic references, the letters should be from people who can comment on your recent professional attainments and your qualifications for graduate study.
How the online recommendation process works:
-Insert the name and contact information of each recommendation provider.
-Recommendation Type: Graduate Division Recommendation.
-Once the recommendation provider information is saved, an email will be sent to the online recommendation provider with an access code and instructions on how to proceed.
-When the recommender submits the letter of recommendation it is posted on the online graduate admission application and will become a part of your application.
-Applicants are able to remind faculty to submit their letters by having the system resend the email to those recommending the applicant. Applicants are urged to check it frequently.