The admissions essay can be one of the most daunting elements of your entire application packet. Don’t let it intimidate you. The primary goal of the admissions essay is to enable you to personalize your application and to enable the admissions staff at the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences to better evaluate your skills and ability to benefit from our programs. Your essay will remain a permanent part of your student file here at the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences and may be referenced by faculty to provide assistance during the program.

Use this as an opportunity to sell yourself to the admissions committee. Why are you an ideal candidate for admissions? The essay should reflect your professional goals upon graduation (as they exist today; we often find that students’ goals grow and evolve over the course of study) and should communicate to us why you will benefit from the programs we offer. Remember to begin with an introductory paragraph and conclude with a summary paragraph. Be original, and if you use any references, be sure to cite them properly.

The essay should be composed with either Word(PC) or Pages(Mac) and should be written in a 12 point, Times New Roman font. It should consist of 2-3 total pages, double spaced, with one inch margins. We use APA formatting for papers at the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences; if you are familiar with APA, please use it in your essay. However, if you are not familiar with APA, you will obtain plenty of experience during your time at FSIHS.

The essay should be a response to the following:

Describe how you developed your interest in this field and where you see yourself in five years as a professional in your chosen field.