A candidate statement of academic purpose should discuss your academic and career objectives in a concise, sharply focused, and well-crafted essay. This statement must be completed online as part of the application. Admissions committees are particularly interested in this statement, and therefore, you should be as specific as possible in discussing your academic objectives and research interest. There is a 2,500-word limit for the statement of purpose on our online application. Please check the website of the program to which you are applying for more specific guidance.