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Required Diversity/Disadvantage Statement

  • Consistent with our goal of enhancing the intellectual and social enrichment of the Department and University of Washington community, we actively seek and welcome students from diverse backgrounds and students who have worked with diverse groups.

  • You must submit a Diversity/Disadvantage Statement.

    • Your application will be reviewed with consideration of your educational, socio-economically disadvantaged- or disability-related background and/or culturally varied experiences, or working with such groups.

    • The statement should address the ways those experiences have affected the development of your special interests, career plans, future goals, and how you may have overcome various challenges.

    • Follow these instructions when composing the diversity statement:

      • The statement must not exceed one single-spaced page in 11 point Arial or 12 point New Times Roman font.

      • The statement may address some of the topics in the statement of purpose, but the focus must be on the experiences described in the prior two bullet points.

      • The statement should not repeat wording from the statement of purpose.

  • We also use the statement when applying on behalf of a few students for selected funding opportunities.

Application Proceedures

    This page was last updated on September 24, 2014