Statement of Purpose
Your statement of purpose should explain your objectives in pursuing the Master of Social Science degree, your general areas of academic interest, and your plans after the degree. You may discuss prior academic training and any relevant work experience. The statement of purpose should not exceed 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 the Admissions Committee to consider in reviewing your application and evaluating your contribution to the University’s diversity mission. The Personal History Statement should not exceed 500 words.
TOEFL (min. score 100) or IELTS exam (min. score 7.5)
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.
Unofficial bachelor’s degree transcript or unofficial in-progress transcript are to be submitted with applications. If admitted, the official/signed/sealed transcript with the degree awarded will be needed.
Foreign students need to submit transcripts from their home institution both in the original form and in English translation.
Applicants must submit a writing sample. Examples of writing samples include course papers or professional reports. The writing sample should be at least 1250 words.