Fall term field work begins the week of September 6, 2016 for all Second-Year and Advanced Standing students; the Generalist Field Seminar begins the week of August 29, for first-year MSW students with field work beginning October 13th .  End of the term evaluation forms are due the week of December 5, 2016 for all concentration students and second-term generalist students.  Learning plans are due the week of December 12, 2016 for generalist students in the Field Seminar.   BASW student Field Learning Plans and Evaluation due dates are determined by the Practicum Lab Instructor.

Please consult the Field Education Schedule for further details regarding spring, summer and fall field work.

Field Instructors:

The general Field Instructor Orientation will be offered three times in the fall of 2016:  September 1, September 8, and September 9, 2016.  (You need only attend one session).  The Seminar Series in Field Education (main campus) will be held in the fall term on the following dates:  Session 1 - September 29th , Session 2 - October 13th, and Session 3 - November 17, 2016.  If you are interested in registering for the Orientation or Seminar Series, please call 412-638-5941 or e-mail us at .

We are continually recruiting experienced MSW's to serve as field instructors and for social, community, health, and human service organization to be developed as field sites.

Please consider offering a stipend to social work students who are completing a field placement at your site. For more information, call John Dalessandro, (412) 624-5969 or email at

We are interested in unusual and creative experiences of social work students in the field. If you have a story that you can share with us, please email a short description of the story to