Field Education Network

older female social worker discussing with younger female student

The USC School of Social Work works with agencies and organizations across the country that represent the complete range of social services. This provides MSW@USC students the opportunity to apply what they learn in class and a chance to work with real-life clients in the community.

Field placements are approved on the basis of the quality of their professional practice, commitment to social justice and addressing social work problems, interest in participating in professional education and the ability to make personnel and resources available.

Successful completion of the MSW@USC requires students to spend a significant amount of time (1000 hours — 450 hours in their foundation year and 550 hours in their concentration year) in nearby social service agencies, government entities, schools, hospitals or businesses under the supervision of an experienced social worker. This presents them with hands-on opportunities to observe and participate in learning experiences relevant to their emerging skills.

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