hello everyone , this is my first draft of statement of purpose . i intended to apply for phd in urban ®ional planning . i need your feedback about it .
thanks in advance for who gonna help me to revise it .
Statement of purpose
When I was studying at???????????? to get bachelor degree in accounting information system, I have chosen one course among elective courses from my specialization outline, it was " planning principles " class , that class was teaching by lecturer ???? , this course provided me general information about regional and urban planning. Its Text book has many chapters about planning concepts like theoretical framework of planning, phases of planning, planning components, and participating in planning. Hence, that course has sparked my interested in planning since I was in second year in my undergraduate study. When I returned to my country I have interested in planning affairs so, I read many development plans of ministry of planning and international cooperation, and I Had have annual book of statistics center that presented many population statistics.
After I got my bachelor, planning was my preferred field to continue graduate education because I have been interested in planning field. So, I decided to enroll to master program in regional planning. I got an admission at ????? University. Then, I became accepted in master program by September 2009. I got my academic experience from courses that I took them when I was studying in master program in regional planning. I took many courses like urban and regional economic, that course has many topics related to analysis of regional economy, economic models, econometrics, and economic interactions between regions. Also I studied quantitative techniques course, planning theories course, geographic information systems by using arc map application and Google earth, human resources planning course , rural planning. And scientific research methods course .I got master degree on September 2011. my master was comprehensive exam concentrated on compulsory courses instead of thesis that's means I took 9 more credit hours in planning to fulfillment requires courses to get master degree in regional planning .
During my studies in master program I took "planning theories "course, that course has many planning theories like architecture, geographical, and economic theories. One of these theories it was about limitations of cities expansion and how overstep these limitations by using threshold analysis to overstep limitations and how to minimizing overstepping cost. Threshold theory has many aspects about scenarios of urban sprawl limitations. Hence, I have been interested in limitations of cities expansion because populations at cities are continue to increase day by day that's means we need more space to fill gap in housing and services facilities, That's why we need to study cities expansion directions and indicating the best scenario to overstep expected thresholds that going to associate with urban sprawl.
My professional career goal aims to participate in planning in both academic and professional fields in my country in ?????, because my country still needs a lot of planning. Students in my country take few courses in planning at geography department. I aim to develop planning education in my country in university level at least I am going to try to establish planning department because it very important for country development especially after civil war is done, cities and towns are need reconstruction . Hence, the planning is going to play major role in reconstruction and development.
I intended to develop PHD dissertation related to issues of urban & regional planning, my field of interest and preferred research topic as I mentioned above will concentrate on thresholds analysis of cities expanded, and that field is related to interested fields of professor ???? at urban & regional department at university at buffalo .This may help to enhance the abilities of planners, managers, and decision makers to make the most effective decisions to maximize benefits on social, economic, and environmental terms. As a residence at buffalo city I would participate to improve an urban planning especially regard urban sprawls issues.
There is no doubt that United States universities and their outstanding researchers have the best and unique contributions to studies of urban & regional planning , and university at buffalo has distinguished faculty staff and researchers at urban & regional planning department , that's encourage me to apply to get an admission at your university.
As you can see from my attached resume and transcript, I have had good perseverance and enthusiasm over my course of education. I was among the best graduate students in master degree with high GPA (3.72) out of 4.
Thank you for your time and considerations, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to study and research at university at buffalo, I am looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible.
Nov 20, 2015