The Goldman School of Public Policy welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a variety of career aspirations. Some of our students
have had prior experience in the realm of public policy; others have not. It is helpful to us to know more about your background, your motivation, and your
long-term goals than can be inferred from your records and references. We would appreciate you helping us by supplying a brief statement of 3-5 pages,
-Please address some of these areas:
The Present: Why do you want to take an educational program in the analysis and management of public policy?
The Past: What experiences or activities bear on your qualifications for this program, e.g., research papers, study groups, job responsibilities, policy or
political projects? How do these experiences relate to your decision to undertake the study of public policy analysis and management? If you have been out
of school for a year or more, please indicate the positions you have held and your major activities.
The Future: What kinds of work and activity would you like to engage in following graduation, and what are your long-range career objectives?
-Please supply whatever information you think may help us to understand your candidacy more fully