Social Work MSW/ Criminal Justice MA

Degree Level: MSW / MA

Department: Social Welfare

School or College: School of Social Welfare

Track: Clinical, MARCO

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Statement of Goals (See Special Notes)




  Fall Spring Summer
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Special Notes:

Please write a two to four page statement (double spaced, 12 point font) reflecting on the definition of social work and the school's mission as noted below, that includes the questions following:

Social Work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and participating in legislative process. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; research and evaluation; of social and economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of all these factors (From National Association of Social Workers Website)

The mission of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany is to further social and economic justice and to serve people who are vulnerable, marginalized, or oppressed. This mission is implemented through education, knowledge development, and service that promotes leadership for evidence-based social work with a global perspective.

  • Describe your reasons for pursuing a career in social work.

  • How does your work & or volunteer experience prepare you for starting a professional degree program in social work?

  • Given the mission of our school of social welfare, explain why you think you are a good fit for this school.

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

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