Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Writing a Statement of Purpose for PhD Applications


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Add to Calendar

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

Are you currently applying to PhD programs? A crucial component of your application will be your statement of purpose. This workshop will present guidelines and provide real examples of statements to analyze and discuss. Topics covered will include: determining your fit with particular departments or programs, narrating your intellectual autobiography through your statement, and describing your proposed research interests. Intended Audience: This workshop is primarily geared for Masters’ degree and professional school students in the humanities and social sciences, but anyone working on a PhD application is welcome to attend.

Register here.