Students must be accepted into the MSW Program to be eligible for field education. The field internship is completed concurrently with class work and students must take practice coursework at the same time they are completing their internships.
Concentration (Advanced) Year
Students seeking to enter the concentration (advanced) field internship must have completed all of their foundation year classes successfully OR have been accepted into the advanced standing program and have completed their bridge and psychopathology courses. The advanced year internship is traditionally completed in the final two consecutive semesters of the MSW educational process. If a student elects to take a part-time course load, he/she will need to plan accordingly so that he/she is taking at least one practice course concurrently with his/her concentration year internship.
There is an extended field option which was designed to assist the working student by spreading the concentration year internship over three semesters (summer, fall, and spring) rather than two semesters. Students who wish to take advantage of this extended field option must have completed all of their foundation year classes or, if they are advanced standing students, must have completed their bridge and psychopathology classes.