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Statement of Purpose

Describe in your statement of purpose:

  • Your reasons for applying to the proposed program at Stanford and your preparation for this field of study
  • Your research and study interests
  • Future career plans and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admission committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study
  • Please see the department's website for any additional information they require in the statement of purpose.

You may upload one file; it should not exceed two pages in length, single-spaced. Make sure to set your computer to Western European or other English-language setting. We cannot guarantee the ability to access your statement if it is submitted in other fonts.