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Application Material

UIC Fall 2015 Applications

THE PHD PREFERRED APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15 2014

Application Materials

To be considered for admission to the PhD in Social Work program, you must be admitted to both the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College and the Jane Addams College of Social Work Doctoral Program.

 

Select "save as" from the computer's file menu, save the document on the desktop and submit the pdf. application form as an attachment through the UIC Graduate Application Document Upload Process.

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  • A detailed Personal Statement of Intent (item 3 on JACSW Application instructions) that clearly indicates: 
    • Your reasons for applying for the doctoral program
    • Your professional objectives and plans and how the doctoral degree would contribute to them
    • A discussion of the fit between your objectives and the mission of the Jane Addams College of Social Work
    • Your proposed area of specialization
    • An indication of the related social science field in which study would likely be undertaken, and 
    • Your research interests 
    (This statement should be a very accurate reflection of your interests and plans and should be very thoughtfully prepared since it will receive major consideration in the admissions decision.) should be submitted electronically via the UIC Graduate Application Document Upload process.
  • Writing sample(s) (see item 4 of the JACSW application instructions) should be submitted electronically through the online UIC Graduate Admissions application document upload process.
  • Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts which should be submitted electronically through the online UIC Graduate Admissions application document upload process.
  • Official copies of all college and university transcripts, sent directly from the institutions attended (including UIC if applicable)
  • Four letters of reference, which should be submitted electronically through the online UIC Graduate Admissions application document upload process directly by the person (recommender) preparing the reference. At minimum, but more of each is preferred, one of the references should be academic and one should be that of a recent supervisor. (Do not use relatives as references.) Reference letters should address the applicant's readiness and potential for scholarship at the doctoral level; commitment to social work and the social, racial, and economic justice mission of Jane Addams College ; and personal, professional, and intellectual qualities important to success in the program. 
  • Examination scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), submitted directly to the University. Applicants from countries in which English is not the native language must also submit TOEFL scores (code 1851-5001). 
  • A $75 non-refundable application fee for domestic and international applicants to the University of Illinois at Chicago). When you file the on-line Graduate College application, you will be given the option of paying your fee by Visa or MasterCard.
  • ALL DOCUMENTS SENT TO THE UIC GRADUATE UPLOAD PROCESS SYSTEM MUST BE IN PDF. FORMAT. PLEASE INFORM ALL RECOMMENDERS.

For early fellowship consideration, please make sure we have received all materials by December 15th. The final deadline for applications to be considered for the current year is February 15th. Admission decisions are normally made by April 1st. All of the above should be electronically submitted to:

THE UIC GRADUATE COLLEGE UPLOAD PROCESS

http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/grad/document_upload.html