Making the decision to apply to graduate school is a big step in achieving one’s academic goals. After deciding which program is most appropriate to your interests and professional goals, the next step is preparing the academic packet, which includes the very important Letter of Intent/Application. This letter aims to help you stand out among the many applicants to this program, and thus to persuade the admissions committee you are a great fit for their department’s needs and aims.
The following resources provide detailed guides and advice on how to format this letter and the information that should be included in this type of document.
- “Letter/Statement of Intent” (University of New Mexico):
- “Statements of Purpose: Overview and Before You Draft” (Purdue Owl):
- “10 Tips for Writing and Effective Statement of Purpose” (University of Washington):