All students must complete a dissertation, which can be of an applied or theoretical nature. While it is not necessary that you have a crystallized dissertation topic at this time. It is helpful for the admissions committee to know in what general area you are most interested. For example, are you interested in conducting research on a topic related to the business world, non-profit organizations like government agencies or foundations, public schools, higher education, or religious organizations such as a church or denomination? In about 500 words please provide a writing sample describing your research interests. In evaluating the essay, scrutiny is placed on grammar, voice, and topic.