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Department of Social Work

Master of Social Work

Full Time Program

Field Instruction

Students in the Full-Time MSW Program are required to complete field internships during both years in the Program. Field I (generalist social work focus), taken during the second semester of year one, requires that the student intern 16 hours per week in a social work agency under the supervision of an approved MSW degreed field instructor. Field II and Field III (advanced practice focus) requires that the student intern 24 hours per week in a social work agency under the supervision of an approved MSW degree for field instructor.

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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