Discuss your academic and career objectives. Be specific about the field in which you plan to study and your research interests. Describe your preparation for your proposed program of study, beyond what is apparent from your transcripts. This can include research projects you have undertaken or participated in, language preparation, or other academic training.
Provide a statement describing your personal background that is no more than one page in length. Elaborate on personal challenges or opportunities that have impacted your decision to pursue a graduate degree.