Field experience is how our MSW students put their classroom knowledge to practice -- and how they connect with the community to affect real change.
By following the steps listed below, you begin the process of securing your field placement for the upcoming academic year.
When application materials are ready, a notification email is sent to the MSW Listserv. If you are a newly admitted student, you will receive instructions with your registration packet once you have sent in your deposit.
Application materials consist of the following:
You may make a recommendation for potentional MSW field sites.
If you are currently employed at a human services agency and would like to complete an employment-based field placement, review the guidelines to make sure you are eligible.
Review our guidelines for online student field placements.
Current students seeking placement outside of Erie and Niagara counties
Current students seeking placement in Erie and Niagara counties
The field coordinators will match students with agencies. Student and agency will be notified of match via email. NOTE: Students may only interview with one agency at a time.
Every effort will be made to allow Advanced Year students to schedule an interview at one of their preferred agencies; however, this may not be possible depending on the volume of requests for a particular agency. Once you submit your field application with your preferred agency selections, information on which agency you may schedule an interview with will be emailed to you. Students will only interview at a second agency if the first interview did not provide a placement match.
This system has been specially designed to bring together information for field placement in a way that is convenient for MSW students.