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Application Materials — Professional Writing Sample, Doctoral Program

A professional writing sample is required as part of the admissions application to UNC School of Social Work. This sample provides a basis for the admissions committee to assess your ability to conceptualize and write.

Please provide a sample for which you are the sole author. If this is not possible, please delineate clearly the portions of the sample which you wrote.

These types of documents are appropriate and preferred samples of professional writing:

  • Professional papers
  • Research proposals
  • Manuals
  • Term papers

If you do not have a sample chosen from these types of documents, you may submit other documents, such as these:

  • Case reviews
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters