Gain the hands-on experience you need to confront today’s social work challenges with confidence and expertise. The Master of Social Work from USC prepares you to lead skillfully, in and across communities, through training in two phases: Virtual Field Practicum (VFP) and Community-Based Field Placement.
You will begin your field education with the VFP, an integrated, online experience that allows you to strengthen practice and develop your confidence in a secure environment. You will complete a minimum of 210 field hours through attendance and participation, orientation, and, if applicable, through evidence-based intervention training.
For your Community-Based Field Placement, placement coordinators will help you find a placement site that’s right for you. This particular placement will enable you to develop the clinical skills you will need to succeed in a variety of work settings.
During the Virtual Field Practicum and Community-Based Field Placement, you will spend a minimum of 1,100 field training hours online as well as in person.