Master’s Degree Sample Admission Statement: Biostatistics

One of the reasons why I am very proud to be from XXXX is the enormous quality and prestige of our flagship educational institution, the University of XXXX. Furthermore, given the fact that my chosen area for graduate study is Biostatistics, the University of XXXX is a very natural choice for me as an applicant to graduate school. I keenly look forward to learning from and working alongside very hard working and well-trained biologists at the U of XXXX, to better understand the way the human body works when numbers are plugged into biological theory.

Nothing excites me as much as studying the driving forces that are responsible for the occurrence and nature of physiological phenomenon and the creation of mathematical models for human physiology and improved human health. I cannot imagine ever feeling bored while exploring these areas and my passion for the intersection of Biology and Mathematics is so great as to leave me feeling most confident that I have chosen the right career path for me. I have taken several courses in Biomathematics courses, currently hold a mathematics degree and I am in the process of earning an undergraduate degree in Statistics as well so as to be optimally prepared by my undergrad studies hit the ground running and excel in your program at the University of XXXX.

I have experience with the math program Latex, R - and SAS - statistical programming languages, as well as Matlab and C++.  I also have a solid background in Human Physiology and Neurology. I have invested a great deal of my free time over the years reading about arthritis, schizophrenia, and dementia and contributing towards the realization of a cure in these areas – or at least a highly effective treatment - would be a special triumph for me.

I can think of no more noble work than investing one’s professional lifetime laboring to enhance the effectiveness of medicines and other medical treatments. Using accurate mathematical models, we may be able to screen medicines and other medical treatments before human and animal trials which would be more cost effective, humane, and efficient. I believe that my background in both statistics and mathematics will help me to make the most out of my graduate studies and position myself further on for making importance contributions to increasing our understanding of the human brain using mathematical modeling. I got off to a slow start as an undergraduate student and my grades during the first two years of my studies were far from stellar. By my third year of studies, however, the underlying causes of these problems had been remedied and my grades improved considerably. I am confident that my more recent work more accurately reflects my potential for excellence as a graduate student.

I thank you for considering my application to Biomathematics at the University of XXXX.

Biology and Professional Ethics

I take particular delight in the way in which the study of biology has an immediate relevance to our daily lives. It is important for everyone to develop an informed sense of how we may individually and collectively continue to fit into the complex ecology of our planet without rendering horrendous destruction. Some of the greatest engineering feats of the future are likely to involve bioengineering projects, particularly concerning the disposal of municipal and industrial wastes and the development of renewable resources.

Biology, as the Queen of the Physical Sciences, provides special opportunity for creative statements that are carefully tailored to your long term career plans. The Master’s Degree in Biology is a preferred strategy of prospective dentists and doctors alike, as a way to beef up their credentials for entry into Dental or Medical School. Oh, the struggles that I have had with cancer on paper, helping people gain admission to dedicate their lives in this battle. It is a privilege and I would be honored to help you as well.

It is a special honor for me to help you, to empower you to help clarify and eloquently express your goals, the contribution that you will be capable of making if accepted to the program to which you are applying in Biology. Together, we are building a tomorrow that will slowly be freed from disease and suffering. My contribution will be helping you to get accepted, on the basis of an especially eloquent explanation of your long term plans concerning your contribution to the study of biology. After you fill out my Online Interview Form, I will ask you some specific questions by email if I need any further information. Please also send your resume/CV and or rough draft if you have one.

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As someone with a PHD in Religion and Ethics, I am especially concerned with the way in which Ethical judgments may heavily influence the success of applications that develop from many avenues of biological research. Sequencing the human genome, gene localization and identity, gene therapy, the creation and release of genetically engineered organisms, bioengineered pharmaceuticals, and ecosystem management of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments, are all current and lively areas of applied research that call for cooperation and partnerships between biologists and many other professional and cultural groups in the community.

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