What are your reasons for applying to Rutgers University School of Social Work?
Please address each of the questions below in a typed narrative. You may add any additional information that may be helpful to the admissions committee. The personal statement must be typed and 750-1,000 words in total. Students applying for readmission should review the reapplication process guidelines.
1. What are your reasons for applying to Rutgers University School of Social Work? Discuss how your personal, professional, and/or community experiences and values affected your decision.
2. Select and describe a social problem of concern to you and describe how you believe professional social workers can help alleviate this issue.
3. What skills and strengths would you gain from Rutgers University School of Social Work that would help you to address the problem you described in question 2?
4. After carefully reviewing the program requirements–including field education hours and course load expectations–please describe how you will manage to fulfill the program requirements, while balancing field education weekday hours and academic work with other life commitments. Applicants to the 100% Online and Intensive Weekend MSW programs should specifically discuss preparation for these formats.