I have decided that I want to get a professional masters degree in my field. It's something that will help me learn about the directions I can take my career, and is aligned with a professional certification program (which may or may not be something I pursue, since I'm not sure how necessary it is, but it can't hurt to have the option).
Since this is a professional degree (rather than an academic one), I'm not really sure exactly what to say in the required statement of purpose. I'm guessing it's probably going to end up being a cover letter on steroids (since they ask for an essay that is 2-3 pages), and the school says it should be an essay that speaks to my career and education goals while demonstrating my written communication skills.
Has anyone applied for a grad school program like this one and written a statement of purpose? Do any of you have any advice about what I should say, or have any links to information about good ways to go about writing one?
I'm sure I can come up with something on my own (because, fortunately for me, writing is one of my strengths), and I do have several months before the next application deadline (they admit people to this program every semester). I'm just feeling sort of uncertain about what I should say, and this is the only degree program I've identified that I can both realistically enroll in and get excited about.
If anyone needs more context, I can share more specifics, but I didn't want this post to get too long.