As a learner in the MSW program, you’ll put theory into practice and apply your learnings during real-world fieldwork experiences. CWRU partners with over 1,000 placement sites, enabling you to complete this field experience in or near your community. In some instances, a learner’s place of employment may be an eligible site.
If you’re on the traditional track (rather than advanced standing), you will also take part in the Change Agent Intensive (CHAI), an online seminar that unites learners and faculty to examine the social issues and social problems central to social work. CHAI introduces the values and ethics that guide the social work profession and the dilemmas that social work professionals face. Through this interactive framework, you’ll reflect on key issues such as structural racism, systemic inequality, and educational disparities, enabling you to approach communities with compassion and empathy.