Academic Application Resources


PhD Applications

I’ve retweeted some notes regarding graduate school applications.

Statement of Purpose

Notes by professors:

Example statements:

See It contains many SOPs shared by previous CS PhD program applicants. I also include some other statements I have found below:

The article by the MIT EECS Communication Lab has three annotated examples. The COLT slides contain a statement by Naama Ben David (Postdoctoral Researcher at VMWare, Ph.D. from CMU) with comments. My statement can be found here.

Pre-application Support Programs

Many schools have programs designed to support Ph.D. applicants, especially those underrepresented in the field. These programs typically pair applicants with current or recent grad students to receive feedback on application materials and gain insight into their graduate programs.

Fellowship Applications


Faculty Applications