Criteria for Required Statement of Background & Goals Format 1. At the top of your statement, state your full name and the telephone number(s) and e-mail addresses at which you may be contacted. 2. Below your contact information please state the degree you are applying for: Master of Science in Marriage and Family Studies 3. Your statement should be four pages in length. General Guidelines Please address the following in your statement: 1. Why do you wish to pursue graduate study at Lee University? 2. What issues, concerns or experiences have influenced you to pursue this career? 3. What is your understanding of the relationship between Christian faith and this discipline? 4. What strengths/qualities do you have that would indicate you are a good candidate for the graduate program? 5. What do you intend to do with your degree once you complete it?