Field Education

In addition to traditional classroom courses, the MSW program at Marywood places great emphasis on the experiential learning through field placements, which provide hands-on experience in real-world social service settings.

Students are required to spend a total of 920 hours in field placements, over 4 semesters, acquiring progressively more developed and sensitive skills in helping people as "beginning professionals." Field placements must be taken concurrently with core practice methods courses, since the primary objective of field experience is to integrate theoretical content with practice.