2022 Commencement

Visit our commencement page for links to 2022 ceremony recordings.

Field Experience

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).

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.


Sample field locations include:

  • For Profit
  • Behavioral & Mental Health Providers
  • Community Organizations
  • City / Civic¬†Organizations / Elected Officials
  • Foundations
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Housing Development Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Organizational Change Departments
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Veterans Services
MSW Field work
field placement

Read more about our field placement requirements and opportunities as part of the  Master of Social Work curriculum.