Social Change and Innovation students complete 1,000 hours of hands-on training, which amounts to 16-20 hours per week in the traditional field placement format. A select number of students also have the opportunity to participate in a full-time field placement (block placement).
Sample field locations include:
- Behavioral & Mental Health Providers
- Community Organizations
- Entertainment Organizations
- Government Agencies
- Housing Development Agencies
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Organizational Change Departments
- Social Service Agencies
- Veterans Services
Your Field Experience in Social Change and Innovation
Tory Cox, clinical associate professor for field education at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, explains what students can expect from their field experience when they pursue their MSW in the Social Change and Innovation department.