The Garland School of Social Work application includes four short-answer essay prompts. The four essays focus on the following topics:
- Social work profession
- Advocating for others
- Diana R. Garland School of Social Work mission statement
- Societal issues
Essays are a significant piece of the application to the MSW program at Baylor. This is how we get to know you as a future student and social work professional. We encourage all applicants to take their time, thoroughly think through a response, and engage in strong writing skills. Read through the information below for additional advice regarding application essays:
- Review, revise, and review again…grammar, punctuation, and editing matter. Be sure there are no typos or other errors that can distract readers.
- Answer the question. As a graduate student, you learn how to write in a concise manner. Use your application as a chance to highlight this skill by answering the question asked of you and avoid rambling.
- Read the mission statement. Knowing the mission of a program and highlighting how you identify with that mission can help reviewers understand what you would bring into the program.
The essay prompts are available on the GoGarland Application. These prompts are available for students to review and begin drafting essay responses. Students will submit responses to the application essay directly from the GoGarland Status Portal. As a reminder, students will have access to the GoGarland Status Portal immediately upon submission of their application.
Application essays are required as part of a complete application. Applicants will submit application essays directly from the GoGarland status page.