HOW TO WRITE A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The statement of purpose is probably one of the most important parts of your application
because it defines who you are in both academic and personal uniqueness. It is the only
document they have to observe your style of writing and personal qualities.
Many universities are looking for a good fit for their program. By reading a student’s statement
of purpose, they can determine if the student’s interest and qualifications match what the
program needs. Below are a few sample essay questions from various universities’ websites.
While the wording may vary between each university, most of them say and require the same
“ Please provide a statement describing your field of interest and the objectives of your
educational program and professional career. This may include specific programs within your
chosen major/field of study.”
- Texas A&M University
“ Applicants must submit a brief (maximum two pages) personal statement