Statement of Goals and Departmental Questionnaires

Statement of Goals

Most programs of graduate study require applicants to upload an original Statement of Goals with their application. The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.  Generally there are no formatting requirements, but please see below for program specific requirements.  If you feel that any aspect of your past, which is part of your application, to be detrimental to your application (e.g. poor undergraduate GPA), this is where you would discuss this problem area and how you have addressed it.

Program Specific Statement of Goals Guideline:

Departmental Questionnaire

A number of programs also request submission of a supplemental questionnaire 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.**