A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is required for admission consideration. The SOP will help the admission panel better understand you, your experiences, your readiness to complete doctoral study, and how you will add value to the cohort. Provide relevant information that demonstrates your commitment to educational leadership in rural and diverse organizations and communities.
Use approximately 750 to 1500 words, 1.5-3 pages of single spaced (3-6 pages of double-spaced), and 12-point font to concisely inform the admission panel of your exceptional promise for doctoral study. The Statement of Purpose MUST be submitted as a PDF file.
In addition to learning more about your suitability as a doctoral candidate in the doctoral program at SAU, the Statement of Purpose serves as your writing sample. Demonstrate succinct, engaging, professional writing competencies.
The following Education Preparation Provider Advance Program Competencies (EPPAPC) set the minimum standard for admission into the program. As a guide to completing your SOP, refer to the EPPAPC. In addition, include background information such as contributions to your field, future professional goals, and how this program fits your professional aspirations.
Education Preparation Provider Advance Program Competencies
G1. Academic Responsibility
G3. Diverse Perspective
G4. Professional Ethics
G5. Professional Maturity