For a Master’s program application, what is a Statement of Purpose and what should be included in it? What is the suggested format?

by Spears School Support 
(February 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm)

The Statement can be presented as a cover letter, an essay of no more than two pages, or one page of short answers (three or four sentences per question).

The following topics should be addressed:

  • Explain why you have decided to pursue a graduate business degree at OSU. Describe how your experiences, both personal and professional, have led you to pursue this degree at OSU.
  • What are your career aspirations? How will this degree aid you in achieving these goals?
  • What personal strengths will help you attain your goals? What personal weaknesses must you overcome to attain your goals?

Please include your name at the top of each page of the Statement.