School of Social Work

The social work profession is geared toward preventing and ameliorating social problems to enhance the quality of human life. Social work practice requires a high level of knowledge, dedication, scientific understanding of society and human behavior, which can be distilled into the transactions between people and their environments, and their ability to accomplish life tasks, alleviate distress and realize aspirations. Our graduates contribute to the knowledge base of social welfare, near and far, by learning to evaluate the effects of social welfare interventions at all levels throughout their education.

Accredited since 1974 by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Stempel College’s School of Social Work offers programs of professional study to prepare graduates to work in governmental or non-profit settings, and in community, regional, state and national systems. Our programs put an emphasis on achieving a comprehensive, developmental and community-oriented understanding of the needs facing urban societies in rapidly changing social, political, economic and cultural conditions. We maintain partnerships with approximately 110 community agencies, including Baptist Health, Banyan Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Citrus Health and Camillus House.

Our students are repeatedly recognized for upholding the tenets of social work and for their outstanding commitment to community engagement. In 2017, the Phi Alpha Honor Society chapter at the School of Social Work received its 11th consecutive National Service Award from social work’s largest honor society. To see how our students perform, please review our student learning outcomes: BSSW assessment and MSW assessment.

Meet our faculty/staff


BSSW Handbook 

E-Portfolio Guidelines for BSSW Students

MSW Handbook

Field Education Tool Box for Students

Welcome to the School of Social Work’s Office of Field Education! This portion of your educational journey is an exciting time that enables you to implement your classroom learning in the field. From your interview for fieldwork through your placement, you will receive an individualized and supportive experience from the team at this office.

We thoroughly screen our community agencies and train the supervisors there to ensure the best possible educational experiences for our students. As a result, we have numerous placements throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties. We want you to have the best prospects for learning, so if you are aware of an agency that is missing from our repertoire, please fill out this form and we will explore.


Key Steps in the Placement Process

Application Deadlines

Field Placement in Employment Settings

Field Practicum Hours

For a comprehensive overview of our Field Education programs, please see the BSSW or the MSW Field Education Manuals.

Questions? Get in touch!

Program Coordinator
Office of Field Education/School of Social Work

Field Education Tool Box for Field Instructors

Field Instructor Checklist

Task Supervisor Checklist

BSSW Field Education Manual

MSW Field Education Manual

Supervision Agenda Template

Questions? Get in touch!

Program Coordinator
Office of Field Education/School of Social Work

Funding your education

At Stempel College, we understand that academic success can be affected by financial aid and funding opportunities. Our students have access to myriad funding options by degree level (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral) and by academic discipline (Public Health, Dietetics & Nutrition, Social Work). It’s important to understand the basics of applying for financial aid and the additional resources available to you as a Stempel College student. For more, please visit Funding Your Education in our website’s “Student Life” section.

Everything you need to know about applying for your preferred degree level or certificate in our various academic programs can be located by using the “Apply Now!” search tool below. For example, you can select your preferred degree level and unit/concentration in the drop-down fields. Alternatively, you can leave the search term field blank to conduct a search of the college’s entire academic repertoire.

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