The MSW program offers field placements in diverse setting such as: mental health counseling agencies, hospitals, child welfare organizations, schools, senior services, state and local justice systems, and community-based programs focusing on children and adolescents, homelessness, immigration, domestic violence, and trauma.
Students in Seattle University's social work program have come to us exceptionally well prepared. This is certainly due to the remarkable preparation they receive from the field placement program and the school's strong social justice curriculum. Working with clients involved in the criminal justice system requires special attention to issues of oppression, discrimination and systemic racism. Students are well grounded in these theories and this is reflected in their excellent field work.Cynthia Skow Social Work/Mitigation Supervisor, King County Department of Public Defense