Statement of Purpose

All applicants are required to upload a Statement of Purpose while completing the online application. Your Statement of Purpose should describe the following:

  • Your purpose and objective for undertaking graduate study.
  • Any special research interests or qualifications you possess.
  • Why you chose to apply to Northwestern University.

The Statement of Purpose should be uploaded into the online application prior to submission. Unless your department's instructions indicate otherwise, your statement should be 1 to 2 pages in length, single-spaced.