Field Placement is a core element of the Social Work programs at EMU. Students in the Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) program complete up to 900 hours of work in public and non-profit agencies, working to help vulnerable people and communities.
MSW students with a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than social work first complete a Foundational Field Placement to establish general social work skills.
All Social Work graduate students refine their skills around one of three concentrations during their Advanced Placement.
Each Field Placement includes a classroom component, giving students a supportive setting where they can immediately apply new knowledge and put their field experiences into context.
The School of Social Work partners with more than 400 agencies to provide appropriate learning experiences. Students can request to use their existing workplace as a field placement site, but all placements are ultimately made by the Field Placement Director and Coordinator.