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Statement of Purpose Guidelines

  • One-page Statement of Purpose is strongly encouraged.
  • Statements¬†must not exceed 1.5 pages in length.
  • Format: 12 pt Times New Roman font, 1-inch margin on all sides, 1.5 line spacing
  • Address the following:
    • First paragraph: Introduce yourself, provide a brief background and state your immediate career goal/objective.
    • Second paragraph: Explain what led you to your interest in specific studies.
    • Third paragraph: If applicable, provide a brief description of your engineering practice, e.g., jobs, internships, etc.
    • Fourth paragraph: Briefly describe any other experiences that either helped you to decide on graduate studies in your designated area or to prepare you for graduate studies.
    • Closing paragraph: Very briefly describe your long-term career goal(s).

Statement of Purpose Examples