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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 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 letter of reference for you.

Optional Statement

The following factors can contribute to the diversity of the entering class:

  • Background
  • Life and work experiences
  • Advanced studies
  • Extracurricular or community activities
  • Culture, race, or ethnicity
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Sexual orientation

If you would like the committee to consider these factors as part of your application, describe their relevance in a separate statement.