Purdue University Graduate School
Statement of Purpose
Unless otherwise noted within the "Completing the Application" section, each degree-seeking applicant is expected to complete a Statement of Purpose.
Submit a statement of 300-500 words concerning your purpose for undertaking or continuing graduate study, your reasons for wanting to study at Purdue, and your research interests, professional plans, and career goals. You also may explain any special circumstances applicable to your background and elaborate on your scholarly publications, awards, achievements, abilities, and/or professional history.