OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
On a separate sheet, write a concise statement (limited to one single-spaced page) indicating your purpose and
objective in pursuing a graduate degree at Southern University as well as any relevant employment and
academic experiences in your chosen field of study. If you are presently in a graduate program at another
university, explain why you plan to transfer to Southern University.
Applicant: In order for your application to be processed, you must also provide the information requested
below. Please attach this form to your statement of purpose.
Name: Mr. ( ) Mrs. ( ) Ms. ( ) ________________________________________________________________
Last First Middle
Social Security No: _________________ Date of Birth: Month ___________ Day ___________Year________
Degree you wish to seek: __________________ Major you wish to pursue: _____________________________
Semester you wish to enter:
∇Fall ∇Spring ∇Maymester ∇Summer Year: _____________
By affixing my signature below, I certify that I have read, understood and truthfully provided the information
and personally completed this statement requested above.