Departmental Statements of Purpose and Questionnaires
Most programs of graduate study require applicants to upload an original Statement of Background and Goals with their application. The statement should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
A number of programs also request submission of area specific statements of purpose or supplemental questionnaires that assist their faculty in the evaluation of the applicant's qualification for graduate study. A listing of those areas requiring program specific statements of purpose or questionnaires is below.
Please save the document to your desktop BEFORE you fill out the form. Once complete, save the finished document THEN upload it from your desktop to your application.
**University application policy subjects all applications for review of content authenticity. The University reserves the right to screen applicant statement of background and goals or purpose for potential plagiarism via Turnitin for Admissions**