many programs have specific requirements pertaining to the Essay/Personal Statement. Please refer to requirements for programs of study and degrees offered. If, however, the program in which you are applying to has no specific requirements for a personal statement, please refer to the following:
This statement should outline your immediate and long-range professional objectives in relation to your major field of study. Please indicate your special interests within the discipline, if known. Be sure to explain why you wish to pursue a graduate course of study and what you expect to derive from your program of graduate studies.
The quality of your statement may be of critical importance to the success of your application for admission. GRADUATE STUDIES FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL