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Personal Statement and Writing Sample

Personal Statement
Please give your reasons for deciding to do graduate work in the field you have chosen. We are particularly concerned that you cover these points (3 page maximum):

  • What previous experiences and commitments have brought you to consider applying for graduate training?
  • What are your chief objectives in applying now?
  • How do you think this Tufts program will help you in the pursuit of your objectives and vocation?

Writing Sample
The Tufts University Department of Occupational Therapy values diversity in a variety of ways – life experiences, personal identity, meaningful activities, ways of thinking and communicating, and many other human and environmental factors. We strongly believe that the unique backgrounds of our student body helps to enrich the educational experience of our program and the field of Occupational Therapy. Please tell us about an aspect of your background and how you feel this would enrich our program and the field of Occupational Therapy. (2 pages max)