Statement of Purpose & Personal History

What should I write in the Statement of Purpose and in the Personal History Statement?


The Statement of Purpose should explain why you want to earn a Ph.D. in Economics and describe the kind of work you hope to do professionally after earning your Ph.D. The Personal History Statement should discuss your own history and what led to your interest in economics. Be sure to include both of these statements in your online application. Do not skip either one of them, or your application will be permanently incomplete.