|ALL applicants are required to submit this form. Please note that your statement is limited to 3,000 characters (including spaces). YOU MAY NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL RESUME or CURRICULUM VITAE AS A RESPONSE TO THESE QUESTIONS. These may be added under ADDITIONAL INFORMATION below.
MBA, Professional MBA, MPAc, and MFIN applicants submitting a combined Statement of Purpose & Personal History essay, may enter “refer to essay one” in this section.
Please note that the Personal History Statement should not duplicate the Statement of Purpose.
In an essay, discuss how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree. Please include any educational, familial, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges, or opportunities relevant to your academic journey; how you might contribute to social or cultural diversity within your chosen field; and/or how you might serve educationally underrepresented segments of society with your degree.
If appropriate you may either:
(A) upload the statement of personal history as Word (Word 2000/2003/2007/2010 format) documents or PDFs (limit of 3,000 characters – including spaces)
(B) copy and paste the statement of personal history in the box below (limit of 3,000 characters – including spaces)