Information on the written personal statement requirement for Lesley's Graduate Programs.
A written personal statement is required of applicants to all degree programs as part of the admission process. It can be submitted as part of the online application or you can send it in separately by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the Graduate Admissions office.
The purpose of this statement is to give insight into an applicant's level of motivation, sense of purpose in pursuing a degree program, writing skills, and personal/professional communication style. Care in preparation is strongly encouraged since it is an important part of the Admission Committee's review process.
Most applicants will follow the same personal statement guidelines, however, if you are applying to one of the programs listed below, please see program specific written personal statement questions.
Your written personal statement should be 900–1500 words long. Please use narrative form and address the following questions:
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