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Does the letter of recommendation have to come from a faculty member? Couldn’t I use a supervisor or someone else familiar with my work?

Does the letter of recommendation have to come from a faculty member? Couldn’t I use a supervisor or someone else familiar with my work?

While it is preferable, it is not always necessary that the letter to be from a faculty member. It helps to ask this question from the department to which you are applying.

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