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Department of Social Work

Master of Social Work

Weekend Program

Field Instruction

Students in the Weekend MSW Program must be available to complete 12 hours per week of field internship under the supervision of an approved MSW degreed field instructor. Field internship hours typically occur during regular work day business hours (i.e., between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday). Thus, flexibility with one’s employment is imperative to being able to successfully complete the field portion of the Weekend MSW Program.

Students in the 60 hour program will complete Field I (generalist social work focus) during the second semester of year one. Field II and Field III (advanced practice focus) are completed during the Fall and Spring semesters of years two and three respectively. Advanced standing Weekend students complete Field II in the first year of study and Field III in the second year.

Field internships are located within a 75 mile radius of the University. Requests for exceptions to this policy must be made in writing (with rationale for the request) to the Director of Field Education for consideration by the Field Committee.

MSW Field Manual (pdf 576 KB)

Guidelines for Use of Employment as a Field Placement (pdf 140 KB)

Inquiries about field instruction and application forms can be directed to: 

Michelle Hearn
Field Specialist
803/323-3387 
803/323-3386 fax

Jennifer McDaniel, MSW, LMSW
Field Director
803/323-3385 
803/323-3386 fax

Perry Owen, MSW
Associate Field Director
803/323-2187
803/323-3386 fax

 

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