Below is a sample of a letter of intent for graduate school. It should be between 400 and 800 words and include a small reference list containing any sources if research is mentioned. These sources should be written in correct bibliographic citation.
Applicant’s Full Name
City, State, Zip Code
Name of Admissions Officer
Name of University
Address of University
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Name of Admissions Officer:
This letter is to inform you of my interest in the Masters of Science in Environmental Applications Program at Name of University. I have submitted my completed application form with the required documentation.
I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Engineering from Name of University, where I graduated cum laude with a GPA of 3.88. I entered the competition for Innovative Methods for Plastic Recycling that is sponsored by Name of Corporation and won first place with a method I invented for treating shredded plastic bags for street resurfacing.
I first became interested in waste management in high school, when I was taken on a field trip to the local land fill. When I learned about the time it takes for many common waste materials to decompose, I realized I wanted to enter the field and focus on quicker and more useful ways of waste management. In order to secure a high enough position to make a difference, I need a graduate degree in the field, and Name of University has the best program in the state.
During my undergraduate years I worked part-time for several waste management companies in the state, including Name of Company and Name of Company. Twice, I was commended and given a financial bonus for innovations I created for disposing of plastic water bottles and recycling broken toys. I wrote two instruction booklets that are still being used today, and have included them with this letter.
I believe that my education and experience make me a good candidate for a graduate degree in your Environmental Engineering Program. I have talked to two professors who teach in the program, Name of Professor and Name of Professor. Each encouraged me to apply to the program and believe I can reach my goals with this degree.
If you would like any more information, I would be happy to talk to you or meet you at a time of your convenience. I can be reached at Phone Number or at Email Address.
Applicant’s Name Printed
Enclosed: Two Instruction Booklets
By Andre Bradley