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Guidelines for Writing Your Professional Goal Statement for the Admission
to the Master of Social Work Program
The professional goal statement is a required part of your application to the Master of Social
Work (MSW) program at Walden University. Please follow these instructions carefully as you develop this
statement, because applicants with incomplete goal statements will not be considered for admission.
focus only on the information requested about you, your background, and your future goals. You are
strongly encouraged to carefully proofread, grammar check, and spell check your goal statement. Overall
writing presentation and clarity are very important.
: There are five sections described below. Please include the following information when preparing
your goal statement. Format your goal statement by heading each section with the headings shown below.