NYU Statement of Purpose
Statement of Purpose For the Statement of Purpose, please respond to each question separately with a well-written answer. This Statement of Purpose must be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and a 12-point font. The total length of all responses combined must not exceed a total of six pages. Question 1: What are your reasons for seeking a professional education in social work at this time? What academic, work, volunteer, or personal experiences have influenced your decision to apply? What are your expectations of being a professional social worker? Question 2:The six core values of the social work profession are service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Please comment and/or provide examples of ways in which you have demonstrated some of these values in interactions with people of different identities based on race and/or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, language, religion, socioeconomic status, geographical area, etc. Question 3: Identify a current example of injustice or form of systemic discrimination, such as racism, that is of major concern to you. What are some possible ways that you could respond to this injustice? Does your racial and/or ethnic identity play a role in addressing this concern? If so, how? Question 4: Describe a challenging or stressful interpersonal situation you encountered at an academic or professional setting. What steps or personal resources did you use to solve the problem. What did you learn from this situation? Question 5 (optional): Is there anything additional you would like us to know about your education or background as we consider your application? If yes, please describe.
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