The_Hanged_Man Posted February 24, 2009 Share Posted February 24, 2009 I'm considering applying to PhD programs in Educational Measurement, but I earned my last degree around 10 years ago and I am worried about references. My goal after earning my doctorate is to work in the private testing industry (ETS, College Board, etc), and I have little interest in research and academia. I feel the rest of my application is strong. My undergrad (Stats/Econ) and master's program (MPA) GPAs were over 3.9, and I have strong work experiences related to education as a former Peace Corps and Teach for America corps member. However, the only reference writers I have available are the principals of the last few schools I have worked at. Will this be a significant barrier in the application process? Also, I currently have general letters of reference from my referees. Would copies of these be acceptable at any grad schools with their current contact info? My guess is no, but since I have been working for international schools my referees are scattered across the globe so it would be a huge hassle to get them to write another letter and coordinate getting them back to the schools I am applying to. Any feedback would be much appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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