Is it okay to get a Reference Letter from a PhD holder with years of experience in a related field that is not a Professor and can speak well of me because he/she was my undergrad thesis supervisor?


Letters of recommendation are not restricted to professors (unless directions specifically require that).

Someone who has a PhD who acted as your research supervisor should be qualified to make a judgment about your potential as a researcher, which is usually what admissions committees are interested in when they review applications.

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    I don't think it's obvious that just anyone with a PhD can judge someone's potential as a researcher. – JiK Oct 15 '17 at 18:35
  • @JiK And that is not what is being claimed in this answer either. – Tobias Kildetoft Oct 15 '17 at 20:18

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