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Office of Field Education

Online Field Education

First-Year Graduate Students are those entering the MSW program without a bachelor's degree in social work.

Second-year (Advanced) Graduate Students are those entering the MSW program with a bachelor's degree in social work. To be a second-year, or "advanced," graduate student, you have either a BSW degree, or you have satisfactorily completed the first year MSW courses, including your first field placement.

For your advanced field placement, the Office of Field Education facilitates your assignment to an agency or organization where you must complete a total of 480 agency-based hours in one or two semesters.

That is, you may choose to enroll in a "block" placement wherein you complete 480 agency-based hours in one semester, or you may choose a "split" placement wherein you enroll in field for two consecutive semesters completing at least 240 hours each term in the same agency.