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Graduate Admissions Statements and Essays

The required statements or essays are listed for each graduate program below.

A personal statement of personal intent of up to 1,000 words describing your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the field of biotechnology.

No statement required.

A statement of personal intent that describes how obtaining the degree will help the applicant achieve their professional goals and addresses why the MS BIOS program matches those goals. The statement should also identify at least three UW-Parkside Biological Sciences faculty whose research is of interest to the applicant.

No statement required – please list your concentration in this area.

Personal Essays

Two essays are to be submitted. Essays that are 1-2 double-spaced pages tend to be an appropriate length. In addition to evaluating the content of the essays, the program faculty also evaluate the writing quality.

Essay 1 – What are your professional goals and how do you envision the CMHC program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside helping you to reach those goals? In your response, describe your interest in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and how your experiences – academic, work, volunteer and/or personal – have led you to apply for a graduate program in counseling at UW-Parkside.

Essay 2 - Success in a CMHC graduate program is influenced by students’ academic background and achievement, and personal characteristics and interpersonal skills. Furthermore, the CMHC program at UW-Parkside and the counseling profession are committed to training counselors to develop competencies in multicultural counseling, advocacy, and social justice issues. Describe how your academic background and achievement, and personal characteristics and interpersonal skills, have prepared you for this program? Also, how have your experiences prepared you to develop as a multiculturally competent counselor?

** essays, letters of recommendation, and resume should be emailed to admdocs@uwp.edu. Do not use this application for essays.

No statement required.

Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing your decision to pursue the degree and what you believe you will bring to the cybersecurity field.

A statement of personal intent (up to 1,000 words) describing your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the health and wellness management field.

A personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing your professional goals and how you envision the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program at UW-Parkside will help you to reach those goals.  Also describe your interest in Healthcare Administration and how your experiences – academic, work, volunteer and/or personal – have led you to apply for this graduate program.

Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing your decision to pursue the degree and what you believe you will bring to the information technology field.

As part of your application, please provide a statement of purpose so that the committee members get to know you, your background experience, why you want to attend graduate school, and what you intend to do with your educational accomplishment. Please limit your statement to 500 words. A statement of purpose is geared to convince committee members that you have academic/professional achievements that will prepare you for graduate study.

The following sections describe some options you can discuss in your statement of purpose. These are only suggested guidelines that we hope will help you to focus your essay on the essential components contributing to your intention to attend graduate school. 

Please do not answer the questions directly but use them as guideposts to construct a wholistic essay.

  1. Introduce yourself by identifying your interests and motivations. Why do you want to go to graduate school? What aspects of the program interest you? How might our course offerings relate to your interest in our program? This is the introduction to your essay, so general, succinct information is appropriate. Be direct and to the point.
  2. Summarize your past experience in college, research you might have conducted or been interested in, and/or professional experience you have accumulated and how that prepares you for graduate study.
  3. Elaborate on you current and most recent experience (professional, academic, other) and discuss the kind of work you’ve been doing, the various responsibilities you have performed, and how graduate school will help you to further your future goals and achievements.
  4. Elaborate on your academic interests. Discuss what you would like to study and with whom you might be interested in working. Why do you wish to work with a particular faculty member? How do you understand her/his research?

A statement of purpose highlighting compelling industry experience and relevant undergraduate course work.

** A statement is not necessary if you meet the requirements for unconditional admission of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA with a degree in Sport Management or Business.

A statement of personal intent up to 1,000 words.

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