The Destination for Pharmacy Education

Statement of Purpose



Instructions for your Statement of Purpose: If you are applying for our graduate program in Health Outcomes Research and Policy at the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy, please answer the following seven questions thoroughly. You have up to 300 words to answer each question. When finished, please upload a single file that contains your answers to these seven questions as your Statement of Purpose.


  1. Why do you wish to pursue graduate study in health outcomes research?
  2. Why do you wish to receive graduate training in health outcomes research at the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy?
  3. Which areas in health outcomes research are you interested in as your primary research focus? Please do not select more than two areas. Please provide reasons for your choice(s). Please also identify potential faculty member(s) with whom you would like to work. The potential research areas can be found on the Health Outcomes Research and Policy webpage.
  4. What are your previous research experiences? Give a brief description of why the work was conducted and what you accomplished.
  5. How has your previous research experience inspired you to pursue a graduate degree?
  6. What are your unique strengths or characteristics that make you stand-out from other candidates?
  7. Describe meaningful events and/or challenges in your life that shape who you are today and your career choices.

Who Can I Contact?

Dr. Forrest Smith headshot
Dr. Forrest Smith
Director of Graduate Programs
Drug Discovery and Development Graduate Officer
smithft@auburn.edu
Dr. Edward headshot
Dr. C. Edward Chou
Health Outcomes Research and Policy Graduate Officer
czc0109@auburn.edu
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Jenny Johnston
Graduate Student Services Administrator
jmj0025@auburn.edu

To speak with someone in more detail about Auburn University, the Harrison School of Pharmacy, and the graduate program, please contact Dr. Forrest Smith, Dr. C. Edward Chou, or Jenny Johnston in the Division of Academic Programs.


Last Updated: July 28, 2022