Application Deadline February 1

Accepting applications for the Fall Semester Only.

ALEC Required Application Materials:

  • GRE (required):  We only accept GRE scores that are valid for 5 years past the test date, per the GRE testing site. Click here to view more information about GRE testing scores. 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (required):  Your three letters should speak to your capacity to engage in a graduate program. These letters can be provided by faculty, supervisors, peers, subordinates, or anyone you think can speak to your capacity to be successful in a graduate program.
  • Resume/CV (required):  Your vitae should include a complete account of your academic and professional history along with your community activities, service, accomplishments, and awards.
  •  Faculty:  Review current ALEC faculty and their research areas. Within the application, you will be asked to identify at least one (max 3) faculty member(s) in this department with whom you would like to work. Also address faculty interest alignment in Personal Statement as described above.
  • Personal Statement (required):
    1. Describe 1 to 3 personal and professional goals or objectives, and how this degree will help you achieve them.
    2. Describe how your past experience (work, volunteer, research, etc.) provides you a context for studying in this field.
    3. Describe how your interests align with research, extension, and/or creative activity of each of the ALEC faculty you list in the Faculty section.
  • Writing Sample (required):  Provide a writing sample that demonstrates your scholarly writing ability, for example a term paper, thesis, or published article.
The ALEC Graduate Committee will only consider application materials that are complete by February 1.
If you have any further questions about the application process, please contact Jennifer Greenlee, ALEC Graduate Support Staff, at (402) 472-2807 or email her at

Jennifer Greenlee
ALEC Graduate Support Staff
(402) 472-2807

How to Apply