Personal Statement

In your personal statement, please respond to all of the reflective questions listed below. Personal statements should be double spaced in 12 pt. font, and not exceed 1000 words in length. Your personal statement should be uploaded to your Interfolio Application.

  • Please describe the role that power and privilege have played in your life. How does your experience with power and privilege impact your understanding of social justice?
  • Reflect on how your past experiences working with and on behalf of diverse and vulnerable populations (individuals, families, groups, and communities) have impacted your understanding of the term social justice.
  • As a master’s level social worker, what role do you anticipate playing in promoting social justice, particularly for marginalized and vulnerable populations? Please elaborate on how your specialization in either Direct Practice or Administration/Community Development will enhance this role upon graduation. 

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