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. We specifically ask that you discuss why you are interested in attending graduate school, what are your professional goals after obtaining a PhD, and why is OU's physics and astronomy department in particular a good fit for you.  We welcome applications from people who have taken a nontraditional career or educational path, and encourage such applicants to use the statement of purpose to describe your experiences.