Personal Statement for MSW Program

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements


Your personal statement is a series of four questions to be answered in essay format in one document, limited to no more than 7 double-spaced pages (Advance Standing applicants: 8-9 pages). Your essay should reflect your best professional writing. Be specific in addressing your experiences and distinguishable qualities and explain how they contribute to your interest in and preparation for the field of social work. Your discussion on the following topics will assist the Admissions Committee in evaluating your capacity and readiness for graduate social work education. In essence, this is your interview with the Admission Committee.

Life Experience, Education, and Volunteer Experience (1-2 pages) describe how personal life experiences, formal education and/or volunteer work have contributed to your decision to seek admission to the graduate social work program and the impact you expect them to have on your professional practice.