Field Education is an integral part of the overall MSW
Students complete this component of their social work education
through participation in supervised field placement experiences at
agencies or institutions that have entered into a contractual
arrangement with the School of Social Work. The School is
affiliated with over 600 agencies, some with multiple sites,
providing a variety of social work settings.
Field Education provides students with the opportunity to
integrate and apply the social work theories, skills and values
they are learning via coursework in a practice setting. It allows
for this foundation of knowledge to come alive with real life
Field placement provides a significant forum for the
student’s socialization into the social work profession. All
candidates for the MSW degree are required to successfully complete
the field placement requirements.