College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Field Education

Field Education

Field education is the signature pedagogy of Social Work. The MSW program provides opportunities for students to complete their year-long field practicums with a minimum of 960 hours in a variety of host settings, under the mentorship of a qualified MSW Social Worker. MSW field education facilitates generalist and advanced competencies in social work practice through the integration of classroom and field experiences. All students are required to complete four field seminar courses listed below along with tracking their field education hours and requirements online through CalState S4.  Please reference the MSW Field Manual for additional requirements.

Field is the heart of social work education
  • SW 596 - Field Practicum I
  • SW 598 - Field Practicum II
  • SW 696 - Advanced Field Practicum I
  • SW 698 - Advanced Field Practicum II

Field Forms for Students

For Potential Agencies

Are you interested in making a contribution to the social work profession by mentoring the next generation of social workers?

Would you enjoy supporting and training future social workers?

If you answered yes to any of these, our faculty, staff, and community partners would like to extend an invitation to become an ally in MSW Field Education!

Please review the following information to learn all what is needed when hosting a CSUMB MSW intern and contact the Department of Social Work at to initiate the process and become an approved agency.