Statement of Academic Purpose Requirements for Graduate School Application

Statement of Academic Purpose Requirements

Graduate School applicants are required to provide a statement of academic purpose with the admission application. Your statement is to be uploaded and submitted with the application prior to the deadline.

Please write a statement of current academic and future career plans as they relate to the Princeton department to which you are applying. In doing so, please cite relevant academic, professional and personal experiences that influenced your decision to apply for graduate admission and to obtain a graduate degree. The statement should be about 1,000 words and must be written in English.


If you have submitted an application and need to revise the statement of academic purpose, you may upload the corrected version through the checklist if it is before the deadline. After the deadline, no revised statement of academic purpose will be accepted.