Here are some helpful tips and an outline for writing your Statement of Purpose:
Please use the following outline to compose your essay which should be somewhere between 4 pages or more, 12-point font-double-spaced.
- Personal Background
- Describe significant life experiences that have led you to the development of your personality, your values, your belief systems, and to your decision to pursue a career in social work.
- Career Objectives
- Describe your career aspirations within the field of social work. Explain what you hope to do with your MSW degree, what area of social work would you like to pursue and what populations would like to work with through the social work profession.
- Personal Evaluation
- Describe why you think you will make a good clinical social work student as well as an effective social worker. Discuss your readiness for rigorous graduate work, your ability to manage the heavy demands of graduate school with your other personal and professional responsibilities, your strengths and weakness, and why you think Widener University Graduate Social Work Program is a good fit for you.