Letter of Intent for Graduate School

Morgan Ellis
3456 Academic Lane
Portland, OR 97201
[email protected]
(503) 555-7890
October 1, 2023

Dr. Andrea Simmons
Graduate Admissions Chair
University of Pacific Northwest
7890 University Drive
Portland, OR 97201

Dear Dr. Simmons,

I am writing to express my enthusiastic intent to apply to the Master of Science in Environmental Science program at the University of Pacific Northwest. After extensive research and consideration of various graduate programs, I am convinced that your program offers the unique blend of coursework, research opportunities, and community engagement that I am seeking for my advanced studies.

During my undergraduate career at Oregon State University, where I majored in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies, I developed a profound interest in sustainable environmental practices and their impact on global ecosystems. My academic work, coupled with my volunteer experience at local conservation projects, has prepared me for the rigors of graduate study and research. I am particularly drawn to the University of Pacific Northwest’s commitment to sustainability and its innovative approach to environmental science.

Your program’s interdisciplinary curriculum, which integrates fieldwork, laboratory research, and theoretical study, aligns perfectly with my educational objectives and career goals. I am especially interested in the work of Dr. Emily Nguyen, whose research in coastal ecosystem restoration resonates with my own interests in marine conservation. I am eager to contribute to this vibrant research community and to learn from esteemed faculty members and peers who share my passion for environmental science.

In addition to my academic qualifications, I bring to the program a strong commitment to community service and environmental advocacy. Through internships with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and participation in initiatives like the Coastal Cleanup Project, I have gained practical experience in environmental policy and conservation efforts. I am confident that these experiences, combined with my academic background, will enable me to make a meaningful contribution to the University of Pacific Northwest and its mission to address environmental challenges.

I am excited about the opportunity to further my education and professional development at the University of Pacific Northwest. I am committed to pursuing excellence in my graduate studies and to contributing to the university community through research, teaching, and service. I look forward to the possibility of joining your esteemed graduate program and to the opportunities that lie ahead.

Thank you for considering my application. I am eager to bring my passion for environmental science and my commitment to sustainability to the University of Pacific Northwest.


Morgan Ellis


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