All graduate students are held to the University's academic policies and procedures outlined in the graduate catalog, including policies on Academic Integrity and Student Conduct. Additionally, students in the MSW program are expected to follow the Graduate Social Work Department’s Standards for Professional Behavior as well as department-specific Field Education policies and procedures, which are outlined below.


Field Practicum Policy

Students in the MSW Program must earn a B or better in all field practicum courses (see below). Any grade of B- or lower in a field practicum course must be repeated with remediation. Only one field practicum course may be remediated and a grade of B or better is required before continuing on to the next field practicum course.

SWG 596: Generalist Field Practicum I
SWG 597: Generalist Field Practicum II
SWG 598: Specialized Field Practicum I
SWG 599: Specialized Field Practicum II


Field Placement Policy

If an M.S.W. student is referred to three field placements and not accepted, due to unprofessionalism, the Field Office reserves the right to suspend the placement process. The student may reapply for field placement in the next academic year.


Field Dismissal Policy

Students dismissed from field by their placement agency are subject to penalties which may include, but are not limited to, an F for the course, removal from field, removal from practice and field courses, and/or dismissal from the Graduate Social Work Program. When dismissal from field is related to a violation of the National Association of Social Workers 'Code of Ethics,' students can be charged with a violation of academic integrity. 

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