Field of Practice Specializations

The School of Social Work requires Second-Year, Advanced-Standing, Accelerated, and Time Frame II One-Year Residency Program students to choose a specialization in a field of practice (FOP). As a reflection of both our commitment to a social justice and human rights framework and the nature of the service systems where we do our work, the School has chosen the following five field of practice specializations. Each of these areas is linked to a universal human right.

Field of Practice Specialization Form: Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF)

  • Completion Form (Note: If graduating in May, submit by April 15. If graduating in September and you are taking summer courses, submit by July 15. If graduating in January, submit by December 15)

Field of Practice Specialization Handbook

Aging Field of Practice

Current students interested in finding out more about the Field of Practice Specialization should watch the videos below.

Child Welfare: Children, Youth, and Families
Child Welfare: Children, Youth, and Families (from the students’ perspective)
Global Social Work and Practice With Immigrants and Refugees
Health and Mental Health

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