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Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose is an essay about why you are applying to the program you have selected.

  • Your statement should include information on your motivation to pursue a degree in the program, what you have done to prepare yourself for the pursuit of this degree, and what you hope to accomplish during and after your training.  
  • Some programs have more specific requirements for the statement of purpose.  These requirements will be listed on the Statement of Purpose page of the application. 
  • There is not a minimum or a maximum number of words required for the Statement of Purpose.  In general the statement should be somewhere between 1-5 pages and only contain information pertinent to the application you are submitting.