XXXX State University is my first choice among Ph.D. programs in Statistics for various reasons, mostly the sheer excellence of your program, especially its interdisciplinary focus and resources. Data is everywhere at XSU. Nearby XXXX is also a data-rich area, and California is easily accessible. It would be a special honor to study under Dr. XXXX since I admire her research in data mining, measurement, and statistics in education. I could also not be more favorably impressed by the work of Dr. XXXX with his expertise in Bayesian
Statistics and machine learning.
My focus was always on Mathematics. Thus, I first earned my undergraduate degree in Math and a minor in Statistics and also completed a Master’s Degree in Math. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, increasingly, Statistics has been my focus, my chosen vehicle for harnessing the power of Mathematics in the real world, which has always been my dream. Most of all, I feel called to contribute to the field of education since I see it as fundamental to human and social progress, development, and planetary peace and security. I love teaching numbers and have taught mathematics on and off for almost five years. Now is the right time for me to enter a Ph.D. Program in Statistics, and I have my heart set on doing so at XXXX State University.
Earning my Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Statistics will be the crowning achievement of my life, preparing me for many decades of cutting-edge research to enhance educational systems. I look forward to building upon the foundation I have already established and pushing the frontiers of application, especially concerning factor analysis, multivariate analysis, Bayesian statistics, and statistical software such as R and SAS.
I have keenly enjoyed multiple teaching experiences, serving for periods as a full-time and part-time instructor at a college level. I have become accustomed to and adept at interacting with students face-to-face and online. In addition to serving as a graduate assistant, I have also served as a substitute teacher in high school. My leadership capacity was boosted by the privilege of serving as the President of the Chinese Students Association. I also worked my way up to a manager position in a restaurant, of which I am humbly proud.
Nothing brings me greater joy than immersion in academics to which I long to return. My finest moments have been spent doing things like using Hawkes learning systems as a graduate assistant and WebAssign when I taught summer sessions. Currently, I use a personal math lab to teach college algebra. Blackboard Learn is another brilliant educational technology that I look forward to mastering to be able to easily collect data from students. I find all learning systems fascinating, with limitless potential for effective organization, homework development, quizzes, tests, adroitly managing students, and conducting research simultaneously.
By completing the Ph.D. Program in Statistics at XSU, I will be inspired and empowered to become a leader in the research and practice of test development, psychometrics, and applied statistics. I look forward to decades to come, planning, implementing, and evaluating statistical models and improving social policy by implementing high-quality research methodologies. I want to be a part of an education industry projected to increase from 1.6 trillion yuan to 2.9 trillion yuan in China from 2015 to 2020.
A decade ago, upon arriving in the USA with my parents, I barely spoke English. Thus, I am proud that I am now teaching at the college level, which I attribute to unceasing diligence and dedication to my studies and investigations. I look forward to becoming a leader in the education industry – especially insofar as it relates to my native China. Earning a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Statistics will fulfill my dream in educational measurement, evaluation, and statistical methods. Now 31, I feel it is time to earn the Ph.D., and I have the full support of my wife and extended family that will be most helpful for me to devote myself to my studies 24/7.
I hope to honor the Ph.D. Program in my field at XXXX State University by distinguishing myself in the service of a significant educational corporation or university, always dedicated to research and practice in my area.
I thank you for considering my application to XXU.