Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs

I am working on my senior thesis and have thought about 2 major chapters. Assuming I apply to my preferred universities by dec 1st I will only be able to complete 1 chapter by then. Is it reasonable to discuss in short about how I plan to complete it within the SOP?

The topic I'm working on is something I want to continue working on during grad-school and is the professor's area of interest as well.

Question Is this something one should write about in their SOPs?


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Yes. In fact, your SOP should be more forward-looking than backward-looking. Spend as much of it as you can discussing your future work, research ideas and how this department/professor in particular will belp you achieve those goals.

  • Thank you for the answer. It was exactly what I was looking for!
    – Academic
    May 22, 2021 at 9:48

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