Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Writing a Statement of Purpose for PhD Applications


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location of Event: 

Poorvu Center, 301 York street, Room 121

Event Description 

Are you currently applying to PhD programs? A crucial component of your application is 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!