The writing sample is required for submission of the MSW application.
Prepare a brief, original writing sample that demonstrates your academic abilities. This cannot be a previously written paper or classroom assignment. It is not advisable to write about a topic related to your own history. Save this document to be uploaded.
Your paper must contain the following:
- Describe an aspect of a major social problem in American society that is of interest to you.
- For the issue identified, recommend a policy change or program idea that would help the population impacted.
- Discuss the implications of this topic to social work practice.
- Provide citations and include a reference page. An abstract is not necessary.
- Font: 12 point
- Pages: Exactly 3 pages of text excluding title and reference page
- Spacing: Double spacing
- Format: Include title and reference page
- Citation style: American Psychological Association (APA) preferred
For assistance with APA see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/.