Statement of Purpose
Your statement of purpose should tell us why you are interested in pursuing the Master of Social Science degree, your main areas of research interest, and what you plan to do after the degree. You may wish to discuss prior academic training and any relevant work experience. The statement of purpose should not exceed three double-spaced pages (approximately 750 words).
Personal History Statement
The Personal History Statement is intended as a supplement to your Statement of Purpose. This is the place for you to describe relevant aspects of your background, accomplishments, and life experiences that you would like us to know about in considering your application. Please Include any educational, personal, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges or opportunities relevant to your academic goals. In addition, please describe any aspects of your personal background, accomplishments, or achievements that will allow us to evaluate your contributions to the University’s diversity mission (Max: 8,000 characters).
TOEFL (min. score 100)
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one letter, but ideally both, must come from an academic instructor. Please note that letters from graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) are welcome as long as they are co-signed by the course instructor. Applicants have the option to submit a third letter from an academic or non-academic referee.
First Name: MaSS
Last Name: UCLA
Organization: UCLA MaSS
Title: Third Letter
Due to a technical error, you will be prompted in the online application form to submit a third letter of recommendation. To bypass this, please fill in the following required (marked with a red asterisk) information for “Recommender 3”:
Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions in which the applicant has been enrolled.
Applicants must submit a writing sample. Examples of writing samples include course papers or professional reports.