- One academic reference (may be replaced by a professional work reference if the undergraduate degree was completed more than five years ago)
- One professional/volunteer/work-related reference
- One Christian character/personal reference (from a non-family member)
A personal statement addressing each of the following points (three-to-four pages):
- Professional goals Discuss your specific professional goals. How will attending the MSW program at Southeastern University help you accomplish those professional goals? Discuss how you plan to meet all MSW program expectations, including your ability to balance the required academic coursework and field-placement hours with your existing commitments.
- Strengths and limitations Discuss your personal and professional strengths and limitations (i.e. areas in which you need to grow or change).
- Diversity and values Discuss a time you interacted with someone who was very different from you and/or who shared viewpoints that were very different from your own. How did you handle the situation? What was the outcome?
- Understanding of the core values of social work How have you incorporated those values into your interactions with others personally and/or professionally?
- Work experience Discuss any experiences (paid or voluntary) you have had working with people in a helping capacity. Discuss the length of time, setting, population served and professional insight gained from the experience.
Notarized Florida Department of Children and Families “Affidavit of Good Moral Character” form Note: While past convictions do not necessarily preclude admission to the MSW Program, they may affect the availability of internship placements and future employability. Individuals with felony convictions might not be eligible for licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida.
Please ensure that transcripts from all academic institutions attended are included.