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Field Practicum Experience & Manual

The field practicum is an integral part of the MSW program. It provides a laboratory for students to learn and demonstrate mastery of social work skills.  Multiple placement opportunities are available, including hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, family service agencies, hospice programs, correctional facilities, programs for the elderly, children's services, and substance abuse programs, among many others. Students are supervised by agency-based social workers in consultation with a faculty liaison. Integrative Seminar classes further assist students in merging classroom and practicum experiences.

Starting in the 2020-21 academic year, the Generalist-Year Practicum will require 16 hours per week over 30 weeks during the fall and spring semesters, totaling 480 hours of practicum experience in the field agency.  Another 20 hours in the Integrative Seminar classes will give the student a total of 500 clock-hours of training and field experience.

The Specialist-Year and Advanced Standing Practicum will require 20 hours per week over 30 weeks during the fall and spring semesters, totaling 600 hours of practicum experience in the field agency.  Along with the 20 hours of Integrative Seminar class time, the student will complete 620 clock-hours of training and field experience.  

 

 FIELD WORK PRACTICUM MANUAL MSW STUDENT HANDBOOK

APPENDICES (Note: These files and forms must be downloaded before being filled or edited.)

 

 [revised 1-27-20]