Writing Sample Requirements by Department


Guidelines

Writing samples are required for the below departments when applying to the Graduate School. Writing samples should be written in English unless otherwise noted. The Graduate School has no specific formatting requirements; however, each department may have set their own.  For any questions about the writing sample, please contact the department directly.

Departments Requiring Writing Samples

Anthropology: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

Architecture (Ph.D. only): At least three samples of written work, no page limit, but maximum size 10 MB each. Please compress file.

Art and Archaeology: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

Classics: Sample of written work, 20 page maximum

Comparative Literature: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

East Asian Studies: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

English: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

French & Italian: Sample of written work, preferably in French, 20 page maximum

German: Sample of written work, 20 page maximum

History: Sample of written work, 35 page maximum

History of Science: Sample of written work, 35 page maximum

Musicology: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

Music Composition: Sample of written work recommended, 25 page maximum

Near Eastern Studies: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

Philosophy: Sample of written work, 5,000 to 10,000 words

Politics: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

Religion: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

Slavic Languages and Literature: Sample of written work, 10-20 pages

Sociology: Sample of written work, 25 page maximum

Spanish and Portuguese: Sample of written work in Spanish or Portuguese, 15-25 pages

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (Ph.D.): Sample of written work, 20-25 pages