Describe the reasons you are interested in this program and discuss any relevant past experience. What are your post-graduation plans or career goals?

Personal Statement

Draft to 1,000 words by picking the most important parts for admission to a PhD in Computer Science and edit it.

The purpose of the Personal Statement is for you to share more about your past experiences and to discuss how these experiences have contributed to your personal and professional growth. It allows the applicant the opportunity to explain to the admission committee the distinct qualities and commitment they can bring to the NYU Engineering community.

A few topics that you may want to address in your Personal Statement include:

Describe the reasons you are interested in this program and discuss any relevant past experience.
If you have relevant work or research experience, indicate how it helped you decide on your career path.
What are your post-graduation plans or career goals?
What do you hope to gain from this program?
What about this program excites you?
If there are any special circumstances that need to be brought to the attention of the Admission Committee, please include that information.

We recommend that your Personal Statement be between 250 and 1,000 words. Your application will not be negatively impacted should you exceed this recommendation.

Describe the reasons you are interested in this program and discuss any relevant past experience. What are your post-graduation plans or career goals?