Field Education

The Master of Social Work field education program at Azusa Pacific University equips students with the critical skills necessary to serve as professional social work practitioners. The field experience provides rich practical opportunities that allow aspiring social workers to develop competence and gain practice experience while becoming socialized to the profession of social work practice. Field education is viewed as a collaborative partnership between the student, the field agency, and the MSW program faculty.

The MSW field education program has more than 380 field agency partnerships across all five counties in Southern California (Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Ventura) committed to educating and preparing our MSW students for careers in professional social work.

Interested in Becoming an Agency Partner or Field Instructor?

The field agency and field instructor are instrumental partners in the field education program. Agencies are invited to become approved APU MSW field internship sites. To learn more, visit the New Agency and Field Instructor Application page of the Social Work Field Education website.

Current MSW Student or Field Instructor?

Visit the Social Work Field Education website for current forms, calendars, and other resources relating to field education.

Additional information regarding the MSW field education program can be found in theĀ 2022-23 MSW Student Handbook (PDF) and Field Education Manual (PDF).

For more information, contact:

Jean Un, MSW, LCSW

Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor, MSW Program, Department of Social Work

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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