BSW Field Practicum

Field practicum is an integral and essential component of the BSW degree curriculum. Field practicum places students in agency settings and engages the student in supervised social work practice. It provides valuable opportunities to apply classroom learning in the field. CSWE mandates that BSW programs establish minimum standards for field supervision and that supervisors are experienced social service agency personnel, preferably with a BSW or MSW degree. This formalized supervision results in consistent high standards of quality. Through their field practicums, BSW students refine their professional social work skills and integrate classroom course content with on-the-job experience in service provision, outreach, networking and resource development.

Here are just a few places our BSW students have had the opportunity to complete their field placements. Click on the links to learn more about each agency.

Children's Service Center - Residential Services
335 South Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Clarks Summit State Hospital
1451 Hilltop Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Community Intervention Center
445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service
441 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 

Friendship House
1509 Maple Street, Scranton, PA 18505

Hospice of the Sacred Heart
600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

101 Pittston Avenue, First Floor, Suite 3, Scranton, PA 18505 

Lackawanna County Youth and Family Services
200 Adams Avenue, 4th Floor, Scranton, PA 18503 

Lily Lake Road, Waverly, PA 18471 

NHS Human Services - Forest City School
30-32 North Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407 

St. Joseph's Center
2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 

St. Mary's Villa
516 St. Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444 

United Neighborhood Centers of Lackawanna County
410 Olive Street, Scranton, PA 18509 

Wayne Memorial Hospital
601 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 

Women's Resource Center
P.O. Box 975, Scranton, PA 18501

MSW 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.

We'll help you select a field placement that meets your interests, in a location that's accessible. If you work full-time, we can help you find a placement that's convenient for you.

Our School of Social Work places students in agencies throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, providing every type of social work practice.