MSW Field Application Process

MSW Foundation (Generalist Practice)

Once students have been accepted into the MSW program and have returned the statement of intent, the Field Office will send an email with the application materials. Students will have opportunity in the application materials to identify strengths and career focus, as well as issues and populations of interest for the internship. All of these things will be considered as the Field Office assigns students to one of the available internship opportunities. Students will interview with the Associate Director of Field Education, and the interview may take place either in person, through Skype, or over the phone. Opportunities and potential internship sites will be located for the most part in Waco/McLennan County and its surrounding areas (30-45 minutes by car) such as Hill, Bell, Limestone, and Falls County. Students are required to attend an orientation to Field that is offered in August (the same day as the orientation to the MSW program).


MSW Concentration (Advanced Practice)

Students that are moving forward from the Foundation year into the Concentration year will attend a required orientation to Field that is offered at the beginning of the spring semester of the Foundation year. After the orientation, students will complete additional paperwork and interview with the Director of Field Education. Students will have opportunity to identify strengths, career focus, issues and populations of interests and to suggest settings of interests for the internship. Students may suggest and/or request internship settings that are in locations outside Waco or outside the state of Texas.


MSW Advanced Standing (Advanced Practice)

Once students have been accepted into the MSW program and have returned the statement of intent, the Field Office will send an email with the application materials. Students will have opportunity in the materials to identify strengths, career focus, issues and populations of interests and to suggest settings of interests for the internship. Students will interview with the Director of Field Education, and the interview may take place either in person or over the phone. Students may suggest and/or request internship settings that are in locations outside Waco or outside the state of Texas. Students are required to attend an orientation to Field that is offered in July (the same day as the orientation to the MSW program).