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CEMS Graduate Research Assistantship in Complex Systems

Applications will be evaluated based on all materials submitted in your application for admission to the Graduate College (including formal transcripts, official examination scores, letters of recommendation, and essay questions), as well as the additional questions below.

Write an essay that describes the nature of the complex systems research you envision pursuing in your doctoral studies. Your essay should include the following information:

Although we recognize that your interests may change and evolve after you begin your graduate studies, please be as specific as you can at this point.  The entire essay (excluding references) must not exceed 3 pages.

You may either use your statement of purpose from your application for admission to the Graduate College or upload a .pdf of an essay:

Use my statement of purpose
Use this essay (must be .pdf file):



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