Statement of Purpose

Please write a brief essay on the following subjects concerning you and your intended field of study:

  • Your past work on relevant issues
  • What excites you most about your chosen field of study
  • Possible areas of research you might pursue
  • Any research projects you have completed with faculty
  • Any faculty member’s research that is of interest to you
  • Any other information you would like to provide to the admissions committee

We are particularly interested in any projects that you pursued with a faculty member who is writing a recommendation letter for you.

Tips for your Statement of Purpose

  • Typical statements are 1-2 pages single spaced
  • Be sure to proofread your statement before submitting your application