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PsyD Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

September 19, 2017

My mother is Japanese and my father is Jewish. Both me and my father were born and raised in Chicago and the city is very much part of our social identities. I have spent most of the last few years in Washington DC., New York City, and Boston, however, and I am now in the process of moving back home…

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PsyD, Husband, Father, Cancer Survivor

September 19, 2017

The PsyD Program at XXXX University is my first choice for study at the doctoral level because of your location and the fact that I see my interests as the best fit for your program. A husband of 28 years and a father of a 23-year-old daughter, I am also a cancer survivor and a recovering alcoholic …

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PsyD Clinical Psychology, Children of Color, Mom

September 19, 2017

A new mom, I could not be more enthused with new directions in my study of Psychology, especially my focus on becoming a Clinical Child Psychologist. As a young black woman born and raised until the age of 15 in our native Guyana, I relate especially well with children of color, particularly those t…

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PHD Behavioral Science, Internet Communication

April 12, 2017

I write the following in support of my transfer from the MLIS Program to the PHD Program in Behavioral Science at the University of XXXX. Earning my PHD in Behavioral Science in your dynamic program at UXX will enable me to fulfill my long-term dreams, which have taken shape more recently- hence the…

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PHD Counselling Psychology, Arab, Dubai

March 16, 2017

It was always my intention to ‘make a difference’ with my life rather than merely to ‘make a living’. Since my earliest days, I have been very interested in how the mind works and the wide differences between individual reactions to similar situations and challenges. All my adult academic and wo…

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PsyD, Soldier, Priest, Counselor, PTSD

February 24, 2017


I ask for acceptance to earn the PsyD Degree at the XXXX Institute so that I might add the final and most important professional hat to my repertoire of historically interconnected or culminating roles. First, I gave my all for my country as a soldier; then I became an Episcopal Priest. Since June…

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MS MFT, Marriage and Family Therapy

July 30, 2016


Now 27, I came to America from my native Bangladesh at the age of 12, just in time to learn to speak English really well, with an accent that is barely noticeable. Still, I was old enough when I made this journey to remember well my land of origin with its culture, language, and feelings.

Most …

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MA Mental Health Counseling, Nigerian

July 30, 2016


I am writing on behalf of my application to earn the Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling at XXXX because I see your program as the optimal institution in the world to help me learn to make my optimal contribution to the practice of Mental Health Counseling in my country, Nigeria. I feel com…

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Autobiographical MS Counseling, African-American

April 17, 2016

I was born in San Antonio, Texas but was soon flown to Tulsa, Oklahoma to live with my Caucasian adoptive family when I was three months old. I would not find out until many years later, naturally, but somehow this fact is relevant to what I have become personally and my professional goals for the f…

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PHD Counseling Psychology, Community

July 26, 2015

My mother’s illness in 2007 provoked a career shift for me, from business to psychology. Once I found out that she had brain cancer, I immediately withdrew from my MBA Program and threw myself entirely into the study of this new enemy. At the same time that I struggled to adapt to the increasingly d…

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PsyD Integral Studies, Spirituality, Vietnamese

July 26, 2015


I am a humble applicant to our program who has overcome great difficulty in arriving where she is in life. This is why I ask for special consideration with respect to my low GPA which resulted from the fact that I had to simultaneously work and study full time.

Now 33, I left Vietnam at 7 years…

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PHD Clinical Psychology, Korean, Anxiety Disorder

July 26, 2015


I decided to apply for the clinical PhD program at XXXX because of the thoroughgoing nature of your curriculum and your dedication to research, helping students to decide on the best avenue of research for their interests and intellectual strengths. I hope to become a professional researcher as we…

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PHD Autobiographical Sketch, Marriage Diversity

July 26, 2015


I am a young Korean woman educated in Japan who now lives in America and wants very much to excel in the area of psychology. I have fallen in love with California and hope to complete my graduate studies here. Since I majored in “Cultural Properties” or issues in Japan, I particularly enjoy studyi…

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PsyD Counseling Psychology, Mindfulness

July 26, 2015


I am applying to your competitive PsyD Program at the XXXX because I am convinced that my drive and determination will enable me to excel. I have a great passion for research in psychology, particularly in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now 36, psychology is a career change fo…

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Masters Counseling, MTF, Immigrant Romania

July 26, 2015


Why have you chosen the profession of Counseling for graduate study?A recent immigrant from Romania, I have now been living in the US for two years working very hard at bringing my English skills up to a professional level. I worked as a practicing psychologist for 1 year in Romania before I immig…

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Master’s Counseling, 1st Generation Immigrant Latina

July 26, 2015

Now 27 years old, I am pleased that, while I was born in Chicago, my parents took me back to Mexico at the age of 2 and we stayed there until I turned 8, before moving back to Illinois. This not only facilitated my becoming completely bilingual but also completely bicultural, as Mexican as I am Amer…

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PHD I/O Minority Empowerment, Suriname

July 26, 2015

I seek to build an increasingly successful career as a psychology professional working in the area of minority empowerment. A young black American man with a Master’s Degree in Psychology, I was raised for most of the time growing up in my mother’s native Suriname, going on to attend high school in …

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Masters Psychology, Personality, Stress, Anxiety

July 26, 2015


A Russian woman who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in her native Russia a decade ago, I now live in Canada and your prestigious program at XXXX University is my first choice for graduate study because I see your program as the ideal preparation for my central goal of building a private…

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M.S. Counseling, Statement of Career Goals

July 26, 2015


I am a hard worker and a very dedicated student. I am also an African-American woman with a passion for ethnic studies and a profound interest in American Indian History and Affairs, inspired primarily by the fact that I have grown up in XXXX, Oklahoma and I love my community dearly. I fully antic…

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PsyD Clinical, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome

July 26, 2015


XXXX University is my first choice to earn the PsyD for a variety of reasons in addition to my profound admiration of your advanced curriculum and the streamlined character of your program. My drive to earn the PsyD at XXXX is a direct result of my extensive experience with special needs children—…

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