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Application Components

Online Application

Online Application

Application Essay

  • What factors have contributed to your decision to pursue a doctoral degree in social work at Penn, and what do you expect to gain through advanced studies?
  • Describe a challenging case or professional situation that you have encountered, where you were in the role of social work practitioner, supervisor, administrator, or teacher. Discuss how you used a conceptual/theoretical framework and how you assessed and intervened in this situation.
  • Discuss an issue that you wish to explore in-depth through your doctoral studies. Include in your discussion how your exploration of this issue may contribute to the social work knowledge base.

Writing Sample

Transcripts

Transcripts

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

TEST SCORES

Test Scores

Admissions Interview

Admissions Interview

Video Interview

Additional Interviews

  • Review your personal statement and writing sample (if applicable) and be prepared to discuss what you wrote;
  • Prepare questions to ask the interviewer;
  • Be on time (sign into Zoom a few minutes early);
  • Dress professionally (wear what you feel is appropriate for a job interview);
  • Consider what you feel you bring to the program;
  • Relax and be yourself.

Deposit

Upon notification of acceptance for admission to the University, you are required to submit a nonrefundable $300 to reserve your spot in the class. The deposit due date is provided with the offer of admission. The deposit will be credited to your account upon matriculation.

The Doctorate in Clinical Social Work degree program is offered by the University of Pennsylvania, an institution of higher education authorized to confer degrees and certificates conferring academic credit under applicable laws of the United States.

Students who are interested in participating in the program from countries other than the United States are advised that each jurisdiction may have its own laws and regulations governing online educational programs, and some jurisdictions may not recognize course credit or an online degree awarded by the University as satisfying local requirements for professional licensure, employment qualification, or other purposes. Before enrolling in this program, prospective students should investigate their jurisdiction’s treatment of foreign online programs to ensure that participation in this program will meet their objectives.

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