Statement of Purpose
Statement of Purpose. Limit to 1-2 pages. Your statement of purpose should address your past academic and research experiences and how they have prepared you for graduate study. Undergraduate research projects are often determined by the opportunities available at the time. We are particularly interested in more detail of what research you would like to do, beyond what you have already accomplished and the check boxes on the departmental application. What are your professional goals after obtaining a PhD? The statement of purpose is your chance to tell us what you would like us to know about yourself. If you have taken a nontraditional path, the statement of purpose is your chance to describe your experiences.