Their collaborative, cross-disciplinary scholarship is creating knowledge and establishing science-informed, high-impact practice in areas such as addictions and substance use, public policy, youth development, housing and homelessness, child welfare, human-animal connection, and civic and community engagement.Each program will provide forms and directions as part of the application, but little direction is provided regarding what works to meet the expectations. Each graduate program is looking for students who match its educational mission and goals.The following are some key thoughts for putting your best application forward. Go to the Web site of each program that interests you, and review!Our shared purpose to advance equity brings together some of social work’s brightest faculty, students and partners, who work collaboratively and across disciplines to respond to community needs such as homelessness and health care reform.We celebrate bold approaches to problem-solving and embrace the rich diversity of our extended community.Your grades are only one indicator of readiness for graduate study.It is highly likely that you will be asked to write a professional statement or essay along with completing a standardized application form. See contact below, departmental website, and catalog for more information. Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s in social work or you have been out for a few years, preparing that application takes time, energy, and careful consideration.Looking for a community that shares your passion and your purpose? At GSSW, the faculty, staff and students take their commitment to social justice seriously.There is a palpable sense of agency among students to not merely be recipients of education but to take their roles as burgeoning changemakers in the social realm seriously.