Personal Statement

The Director of Graduate Admissions for Social Work considers your personal statement to be an essential part of your application. It provides you with an opportunity to tell us about yourself, your professional interests that have influenced you to pursue an MSW degree. Your personal statement also gives the Director a glimpse into your ability to write and think critically. Your statement should be typed, doubled spaced, and consist of no more than two pages.

Your personal statement should reflect the following:

  1. Share reasons and readiness for choosing to pursue a graduate degree in social work and your reason for applying to Barry University School of Social Work.
  2. Describe your professional social work goals.
  3. Briefly discuss your view of a current social issue and the role of social work in addressing it.

Please note: You are asked to bring a resume to your first appointment with the Office of Field Education to discuss your placement.

Resume

Please bring a detailed current resume, listing paid work and volunteer experiences in chronological order,. The resume should also include descriptions of community and leadership activities, other relevant life experiences and all languages read and/or spoken in addition to English.

OFFICE OF ADMISSION
BARRY UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33161-6695
305.899.3919
Email: ssw-admissions@barry.edu
http://www.barry.edu/socialwork