For employed social workers, this option combines 37 credits of part-time study with one year of full-time study (two semesters with a minimum of 10 credits each), including one field placement of 900 hours. An employment-based field learning option is available to applicants employed in agencies that provide an appropriate educational experience as determined by the Office of Field Learning and Community Partnerships. The period of study ranges from three to four years, including two semesters (900 hours) of field instruction.
Admissions criteria are essentially the same as those for the two-year, full-time option. However, concurrent, clinically supervised direct social work employment is required for entry into this program. Applicants must have provided two years of direct services to clients.
Although variations are common, a student entering this program in September might have the following course of study in the extended one-year residence program.