Instructions: The personal statement is highly-weighted in the evaluation process. The Admissions Committee uses it to ascertain the potential of the applicant to write at the graduate level and the reasons for pursuing master-level education in social work.
Personal statements must be formatted in Microsoft Word or converted to a .pdf document and uploaded to this application page. Applicants must submit a statement that uses Times New Roman font size twelve (12), one inch margins, and is double-spaced. In social work education, the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual (APA Style) is used for formatting and style. Applicants are required to use this guide for all formatting and style including a title page, running head, page numbers, in-text citations and a reference list. The personal statement must be a minimum of three (3) pages but not exceed five (5). Title page and reference list does not count towards page limits. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to composition, including spelling, punctuation and the use of thesis statements and introductory and concluding sentences and paragraphs.
Please address all of the following statements in one cohesive narrative:
Thoroughly discuss a current social issue that is relevant to social work practice and fostered or confirmed your interest in the social work profession. You also may mention additional reasons for deciding to pursue graduate social work study at this time.
Discuss your career interests and/or objectives and how you plan to take advantage of the resources at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service to support you in your goals.
Please explain how you plan on balancing the demands of our online platform, including the 8 week class structure and field placement(s), with responsibilities you would have outside of school.For more information on Personal Statement read :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_essay