I'm getting ready to do my statement of purpose and I had a thought (two really):
1) If you have broad interests in multiple specialties (hist. pres., urban design, and transit dev. in my case) what's the wisest way to address that in a statement of purpose? Try to weave them into one coherent set of interests? Just mention each of them with a brief description of specifics within that interest?
2) Do grad schools admit students based on meeting any type of quota for each specialty they offer? Assuming a school had concentrations in both, would I be more likely to get in if I applied with an interest in hist. pres. rather than urban design? I'm assuming of course that there's more interest out there for urban design than hist. preservation?
I could honestly be happy studying any of these fields, so I'm wondering what the best way is to handle my interests in them from a grad program/admissions standpoint.