really remembering what I learned now
going to apply to Uni’s
Statement of Purpose
This should be a concise, well-written essay about your background and your reasons for pursuing graduate study in the field you have chosen. Selection committees place particular importance on the statement of purpose. It exhibits your ability to present ideas in clear, coherent language. The requirements for your Statement of Purpose may vary depending on the program to which you are applying, but in general, the statement of purpose should indicate:
How knowledgeable you are in the desired field of study How your undergraduate studies and other experiences (work, community involvement, and so forth) serve as a foundation for graduate study How and why you intend to build on this foundation of knowledge and apply your graduate training to social or theoretical problems Recommended length is a concise 2-4 pages, 10-12pt font, single-spaced.
Personal History Statement
The Personal History Statement is required of all applicants.This statement will be used in conjunction with your application for graduate admission and financial support. Please note that the Personal History Statement should not duplicate the Statement of Purpose.
UC Santa Cruz is interested in a diverse and inclusive graduate student population. In an essay, discuss:
How your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree Any educational, familial, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges, or opportunities relevant to your academic journey How you might contribute to social or cultural diversity within your chosen field; and/or how you might serve underrepresented segments of society with your degree Recommended length is a concise 1-3 pages, 10-12pt font, single-spaced.
Résumé: A résumé is required for some applications and optional for others. Additional Supplemental Materials: Some programs require additional materials or writing samples be submitted with your application.