The personal statement is the heart of your application. Essay questions will be assessed based on content, grammar and writing skills. Note the word limits on each question. Please address A-F.
Please address the following essay questions in your personal statement:
What key experiences have inspired you to pursue the social work profession? What ways do you feel your experiences have prepared you for this profession? (250 Word Limit)
How do you feel your undergraduate degree prepared you for a graduate program and career in Social Work? (250 Word Limit)
Identify your personal strengths and areas that need further development. (250 Word Limit)
Discuss your professional interests and goals? What contributions do you hope to make in the field as a social worker? What populations or issues would you find challenging to work with? (250 Word Limit)
Discuss your views on the importance of cultural and social diversity in social work practice. Elaborate on experiences you have had with diverse populations. Describe the impact that these experiences have had on your attitudes and biases. (500 Word Limit)
Graduate education requires significant time, effort and commitment. Thoughtful planning and preparation for successful graduate studies is essential. Please describe a specific plan for managing and balancing your education, family, work and personal life during the MSW program. Also, include plans for practicing self-care. (250 Word Limit)