Jo Doran, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor & ESL Coordinator, Northern Michigan University

Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose is much different from a Personal Statement. A Statement of Purpose is more objective and academically grounded than a personal statement. Do not think they are interchangeable, because they are not. Many sources will make it sound like they are the same.

How to Write a Statement of Purpose

Here are some sample SOPs

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