Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Field Education

Once you have confirmed your intent to enroll in the program, you want to start the application process to secure a field placement.

Most students start field their first term in the program, though there are options to defer the start of field to one’s second or third term in the program. If you are considering deferring the start of field, be sure to discuss your plans with the Admissions Office by emailing us at ssw-mswadmissions@luc.edu.

A detailed overview of field work and the application process can be found on the school’s Fieldwork Webpage.

To start the application process, please complete ONE of the following applications:

First Level Field Work Application: to be completed by all incoming students entering the MSW Program

Advanced Standing Field Work Application: to be completed by all incoming students entering the Advanced Standing Program

Final deadlines to apply for field work vary by the term you plan to start your internship.

Start TermFinal Deadline
Fall July 1st

October 1st

Summer January 1st

If you are admitted after the final deadline of a term you would like to start field, STILL submit your application upon confirming your intent to enroll and plan to start your internship the next available term.

Advanced Standing Students: if you plan to intern at a school, following the Schools Specialization, you must submit the field work application and applicable test scores by March 15th. If admitted after March 15th and still interested, please email Amy Greenberg (agreenberg2@luc.edu), Schools Specialization Program Director, to discuss alternative options.