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During each year of the Seattle University MSW program, students are matched and placed at approved social service agencies under the supervision of trained MSW Practicum Instructors. In addition, they participate in an integrative seminar with members of their cohort. The MSW program offers placements in more than 65 community sites. All students confer with the Field Director prior to placement.

The MSW program offers field placements in diverse settings such as: mental health counseling, children, youth, and family programs, hospitals/medical, addictions, school- based counseling, child welfare, gerontology, state and local justice systems, and many community-based programs that focus on immigrant/refugee mental and social health, LGBTQ services, domestic and gender-based violence, housing insecurity, and trauma.

Practicum Hours

Total Hours: Year 1

Students in the 2-Year MSW program complete 448 hours of practicum, 8 hours per day, 2 days per week. 

Total Hours: Year 2 and Advanced Standing

Students in their second year and Advanced Standing students complete 720 hours of practicum, 8 hours per day, 3 days per week. 

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