Skip Navigation

Field Education

Field education is a crucial part of training to be a clinical social worker with an M.S.W.—and of deepening the knowledge and skills of those at the doctoral level.

Smith's unique block plan provides you with the opportunity to spend eight months each year focused on your work in the field, supported by on-site supervisors and training directors at our affiliated centers and by our faculty advisers. Our Field Office assigns and organizes M.S.W. field internships, while doctoral students arrange their clinical internships directly with the doctoral program. Whether you pursue an M.S.W. or a Ph.D. with us, you will benefit from our stellar reputation at top training centers around the country, commitment to providing you with the support you need to succeed, and a variety of academic services available to you year-round —including during your internships.