Personal statement and resume

Personal statement

You should prepare your personal statement in advance to be uploaded into the online application via the application tab titled “Supplemental.” In review of your personal statement, the Graduate Admissions Committee will seek evidence of your maturity, leadership, strength of purpose, academic potential and ability to communicate clearly and professionally. Please be concise, yet thorough.

The statement should be no more than two pages long. Ensure the document file is not password protected and is in .doc, .pdf or .txt format. Please note that special fonts and/or formats (italics, bold, etc.) may be lost during submission. Be sure to carefully proofread your statement prior to submission.

Academic research and employment resume

You should prepare your resume information in advance to be uploaded into the online application via the application tab titled “Additional Info.” Ensure the document file is not password protected and is in .doc, pdf or .txt format. Please note that special fonts and/or formats (italics, bold, etc.) may be lost during submission. Be sure to carefully proofread your statement prior to submission.

Resumes should include:

  • Job titles and positions held, key responsibilities and accomplishments for each position, and salary history (optional)
  • Honors, awards, certificates, professional organizations, volunteer activities and community involvement
  • Computer skills, multilingual abilities and overseas travel or work experience
  • Academic background, including schools attended and degrees earned