Field Education

Hands-on professional development, self-reflection, community relationships—field education is a cornerstone of your professional preparation and one of the key formational experiences you will have as a BCSSW student. It provides ample opportunities for you to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations under the guidance of experienced supervisors.

By listening to your career goals, we match you with placements that fit your interests and strengths. And our robust relationships with alumni and community organizations in Greater Boston and around the globe form deep, lasting partnerships.

We also supply comprehensive support to succeed, including a dedicated advisor and field supervisor who assist you throughout the placement.

During your first year of field education, you’ll spend two days in at your placement—usually Monday and Tuesday each week for a total of 16 hours per week.

Monday


Field Placement

Tuesday


Field Placement

Wednesday


Classroom

 

Thursday


Classroom

 

Friday


Classroom

 

In your second year of field education, you’ll spend three days per week at your placement—usually Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week. 

Monday


Field Placement

Tuesday


Field Placement

Wednesday


Field Placement

Thursday


Classroom

 

Friday


Classroom

 

Agency Partners


BCSSW students benefit from a rigorous, practical education that prepares them to be some of the most skilled and knowledgeable practitioners in the region. 

1,000+

Agency Partners

 

Become a partner

Advocates, Inc.

Boston Medical Center

Boston Public Schools

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Cambridge Health Alliance

Camp Harbor View

Carroll Center for the Blind

Catholic Charities

Catholic Relief Services

Children's Hospital

DOVE Inc.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Hope House, Inc.

Jesuit Refugee Service

Justice Resource Institute

MA Department of Mental Health

United Way

Veterans’ Administration Medical Centers

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

Field Placement Process

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Find an impactful field placement that fits your interests. Start here.

Review Field Agency Database

Students at Boston College School of Social Work receive professional training from organizations throughout the Greater Boston area. Search current field placement agencies by region, specialized practice method, practice type, and population. The agency listings represent the broad range of practicum opportunities available but are subject to change as staffing and programming change.

Field Agency Database

Application Instructions

  1. Have an electronic copy of your latest resume ready in Microsoft Word.
  2. Review the Field Placement Information Sheet (PDF), which includes important considerations about the matching process and agency assignments. This sheet is also posted on the first page of the application.
  3. Answer all questions in the application, upload your resume, and click "Submit" before you log out or your answers will be lost.
  4. After you finish and submit the form, you will be emailed a confirmation receipt.
  5. You can log back into your application to edit

Questions

If you have questions, please contact the Field Education department at swfield@bc.edu or 617-552-4027.

 

Apply

Review the Field Placement Info Sheet. It includes important considerations about the matching process and agency assignments. As part of the placement process, your resume will be provided to agency personnel to review your experience and qualifications before a placement interview is scheduled.

Begin Field Placement Application

Dispatches from the Field