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Personal History Statement, Physics, Chinese

August 5, 2017

As a young man from China whose family is not well educated, formally speaking, I am the first member on either side to attend college. My mother finished only middle school and then entered the workforce to help support the family and my father achieved only a vocational education, never attending …

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Diversity Statement, Grad School, Hong Kong

August 5, 2017

A young man who grew up in China, diversity for me is something that I encountered and learned to appreciate primarily as a result of my experiences studying abroad, first in Hong Kong and later in Canada. I savor every opportunity to experience greater levels of ethnic, national, and linguistic div…

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PHD Statistics, Biomedical Research, Korean

July 21, 2017

My fascination with Statistics came with the early realization that the applications are almost limitless in that they have the potential to beneficially affect almost every area of people’s lives and with it came the deep desire to become an expert and teacher in this field of study and my applicat…

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PHD Epidemiology LOR, Chinese Doctor

May 23, 2017

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Dr. XXXX and I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of my student XXXX who I see as an outstanding candidate for your PHD Program in Epidemiology. I am a physician from Japan and I came to the US in 1994 to study epidemiology as a basic science of …

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PHD Epidemiology, Chinese Doctor

May 23, 2017

I am now completing my Master’s Degree in epidemiology at the University of XXXX and would like very much to begin working towards my PHD right away. I am most enjoying the fullest of academic immersion possible in Epidemiology and wish to earn the terminal degree in my field so as to achieve my opt…

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MS Accountancy, Bookkeeping, Vietnamese

May 22, 2017

I ask for admission to study towards the MS Degree in Accountancy at XXXX University of Minnesota for the simple reason that after an exhaustive investigation of available online programs, I have come to the conclusion that your Master’s Program in Accountancy is the best of its kind in the world, w…

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PHD Clinical Mental Health Public Policy

April 12, 2017

Inspired to move forward professionally in the area of mental health by my first volunteer position with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, At 21, I began volunteering at New York’s XXXX Hospital. After six months, they offered me a full time position which I accepted. 4 years later, at…

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PharmD, North Carolina USA, Christian

April 1, 2017

I was determined from an early age to try to ‘make a difference’ rather than just ‘make a living’ being fortunate in having parents who regarded service to others not as an option but a necessity in life. I excelled in chemistry at school and developed a genuine love of the subject. I am also an out…

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PHD Public Health Pharmacodpidemiology

March 31, 2017

I am now completing my Master’s Degree in epidemiology at the University of XXXX and would like very much to begin working towards my PHD right away. I am most enjoying the fullest of academic immersion possible in Epidemiology and wish to earn the terminal degree in my field so as to achieve my opt…

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Certificate in Global Studies and IR, Mexican-American

March 31, 2017

I see your most creative Certificate Program in Global Studies and International Relations at XXXX University’s College of Professional Studies as the best fit for me to begin graduate study, at my own pace, taking one class at a time, so that I might excel through intense focus on the subject as we…

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PHD Agricultural Economics, Bangladeshi

March 31, 2017

Agriculture Economics at XXXX University is my first choice for graduate school because of the great strength of your program, especially in the area of crop science. It would be a special honor for me to have the opportunity to prove myself as a very hard worker and a highly capable student in your…

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Latin American Studies PHD, Central American

March 31, 2017

I recently turned 50 years old and have been living in the U.S.  for the past 32 years, ever since my family and I fled our native El Salvador as political refugees. Although a virulent civil war was raging at the time, our flight was also a result of the consequences of my sexuality and age, an 18 …

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IM Residency, Indian Woman Doctor, Public Health

February 18, 2017


Originally from India, a mother, and a doctor who is now a US citizen, after finishing medical school I began a residency program in Internal Medicine at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI in July of 2011. This was the high point of my professional life for the first six months, until January of …

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LLM Masters, Scientist, Pharmacy Regulation

February 18, 2017


In a spacious conference hall in Hilton hotel in Seoul, Korea, June 2015,  I had a half day meeting with two officials from CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) at US FDA, and three other officials each from EMA (European Medicines Agency), Merck USA and Korean MFDS (Ministry of food and…

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CRNA Nurse Anesthesia Masters, Lebanese

February 18, 2017


I grew up in war torn Lebanon until the age of 17, flying alone to Los Angeles in 2006 to build a new life. I grew up accompanying my physician father on his rounds. Pain medicine is scarce and expensive in Lebanon, if it can be found at all. Many if not most wounds continue to be painful for a li…

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MLIS, Women’s Studies Minor, LGBT

February 18, 2017


The University of XXXX is my first choice for graduate study towards the MLIS Degree for a variety of reasons including the fact that I live in XXXX. I also very much admire your creative curriculum and the way in which it is inspired by and interwoven with the strength and creativity of your Univ…

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MS Educational Administration California

February 18, 2017


I am applying to your distinguished MS Program in Educational Administration because I feel strongly that I am the best fit for your mission and purpose in Educational Administration at XXXX University. I live for progressive social change in the California classroom and the implementation and dis…

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MS Computer Science, Software, Food & Drug

December 29, 2016


I am especially proud of the fact that I learned how to design software by myself, going far beyond anything that I learned as an undergraduate student earning my degree in Computer Science. I have always struggled to combine my creativity with independence and this has helped to make my software …

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MPH, Public Health Doctor, Nigeria

December 29, 2016


A doctor from Nigeria who hopes very much to earn her MPH Degree in your distinguished program at XXXX University, I appreciate the fact that your university is especially well regarded high in the areas of medicine and public health and that you have a creative and innovative curriculum well desi…

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Translation MA, International Affairs, Turkish

December 29, 2016


I became fully convinced that Translation Studies at XXXX University was my first choice for graduate school when I learned that your curriculum includes a class in Turkish. English is my second best of 4 languages after my native Turkish; translation is my field. A young woman from Istanbul, my p…

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