I'm applying for MSc. in Computer Science.
The basic format for SOP would be (at least in the university which I'm applying to):
- State your research interests and career goals
- Outline your previous research experiences / contributions (if any)
- Name the faculty members you would like to work with
Does competitiveness of research areas (that are stated in SOP) affect your chance of graduate admission? I'm talking about a master program, not a PhD. If two people are both applying for MSc. in Computer Science, does the applicant (who showed interest in less competitive field) have a better chance of getting accepted? I guess the answer is obvious for a PhD admission because the decision is made by professors, but graduate admission is decided by graduate committees.