Sample 1st 2 Paragraphs for a MLPA Program, Leadership and Public Administration, Support for the Vulnerable

I like to think of myself as a woman distinguished by my kindness and compassion; an outgoing, bilingual Latina with a military background, I hope to earn the MLPA Degree at XXXX University because I see it as the best preparation available for me to advance academically and professionally in such a way as to realize my long-term professional and personal goals.

I see your MLPA Program at XXXX University as the optimal springboard for preparing me to become a world class city planner and social organizer. I aspire within time to participate in the building of a social center that would serve as a base of social support for needy members of the community, abused or neglected children, the elderly, etc. The organization that I envision would provide mentoring programs for children falling behind in school – or through the cracks more generally speaking – helping to build their self-esteem and confidence, teaching life skills and fostering talent in the community. I very much look forward to developing programs focused on companionship and celebration of the arts.

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Statements of Excellence for Admission to Graduate School in Public Administration

Sample 1st Paragraph MPA at CSU, Chinese Applicant

Your especially distinguished Master’s Program in Public Administration at California State University XXXX is my first choice for graduate school for a variety of reasons in addition to your location. I especially appreciate the cutting-edge work of your faculty in the area of non-profit organizations, the area in which I look forward to building a lifetime specialization. A young Chinese man born and raised in Oakland, I have been to China and look forward to continuing to build ties with and advance my understanding of the complex culture, California is the center of my world and the community that I wish to serve as a political organizer and promoter of non-profit organizations with a worthy cause.

It does not matter how good your grades are or your GRE scores, if the application contains obvious misspellings or grammatical mistakes, it's going to be a problem. Then, the admissions committees will assume the applicant was not entirely serious about his or her application. 

I generally draft several Personal Statements of Purpose for graduate study in Public Administration each month and it is something that I have come to enjoy very much and I like to think that I am getting better and better the more MPA admissions statements I give my all to. I learn something important from each one that helps me to make the next one stronger. I have spent many years paying special attention to what programs and institutions in the area of Public Administration are looking for in applicants, specific qualities, interests, and characteristics that I will emphasize in your essay. Character is especially critical and I am an expert at portraying you on paper. It is all in the wording and I have what I like to think is a natural gift for statement expression.

Sample 1st Paragraph Masters Public Policy, Saudi Arabian

The XXXX School is my first choice to earn the MPP Degree not only because of the global prestige of your institution but also the fact that International Development stands at the center of your concern and mission. The great need that we have in Saudi Arabia for Public Policy education as well as reform is evident in the fact that at the time that I began my undergraduate studies, we did not even have an undergraduate university program in either public administration or public policy, much less a graduate program. For this reason, the nescient Public Administration Department at King Abdulaziz University is providing me with a full scholarship to earn my MPP and PHD in the USA, so that upon completion of my studies I might return to Saudi Arabia to teach Public Administration, Affairs, and Policy. I also tend to spend the balance of my professional life as a front-line activist working towards the reform of public policy in Saudi Arabia so as to make it more efficient, egalitarian, and transparent, thus contributing to social and economic stability in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East.

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