There is no set formula for a letter of Interest (LOI). However, a strong LOI should address the following points:

  • Your expertise/background
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of Translational Research (TR), or provide an example of a TR problem or project that you might consider for a capstone project
  • What you would like to get out of the program and how it might contribute to your academic and career goals; and
  • What about the unconventionality of the program makes it appealing to you compared to other more traditional, thesis-based Master’s program options

Length of the LOI should be 1 to 2 pages / 500 words.