The satellite program follows the same application process and guidelines as the main campus. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the information in the links to the right that apply to your program standing.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in the program are to submit their applications to the field office by February of the year they will be entering field. Graduate students entering field during their first semester of the MSW program will apply for field during the MSW application process.
The Satellite Field Education Coordinator will work closely with students to discuss their field applications, arrange for agency interviews and to confirm internships for the following school year. This process generally starts early in the spring semester.
The social work department works closely with agencies in our satellite areas that offer a wide range of services. The goal is to place students in agencies of their practice interest. The field office attempts to place students in the areas in which they work or live. However, satellite students are still required to follow the same regulations set up for all field students in our program; that is that they must be willing to drive to agencies within a 50 mile radius.
The student works with the agency to arrange the days that they will report for their field hours. The goal is for the student to become an active part of the agency. Due to supervision and student learning needs, the field office does not guarantee weekend or evening placements. To complete field practicum, students need to be available to complete their internships during weekday and daytime hours.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the field office staff.