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General Graduate Essay Requirements

As part of the application process, the College of Graduate Studies requires an essay of no more than 500 words that describes your educational plans, career objectives, commitment to your particular field of study, any research experience, your view of research and possible research interests, and personal goals.

The essay may also address any of the following factors that you would like acknowledged in the admission process:

  • Socioeconomic history
  • Family background (including level of educational attainment)
  • Personal talents, leadership capabilities, community service

You may submit your essay with your graduate school application or you can email your essay to  

Special Essay Requirements

The programs listed below have more specific essay instructions. View the “Admission” tab of each degree program to learn more.

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