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Field Agency Partners

Our Agencies

The Ohio State University College of Social Work partners with more than 1,200 agencies in the state of Ohio, across the country, and even around the globe to provide on-site education to our students. Our goal is to ensure that our students receive a meaningful, rigorous learning experience that will set them on paths to becoming professional social workers. You too can assist us in achieving this goal.

If you are interested in becoming an OSU-affiliated agency, please review the Field Agency Information Guide.

How do we become an affiliated agency?

The steps to becoming an affiliated agency with us are as follows:

Prospective Agency Application
Fill out and submit all requested details

Affiliation Agreement (PDF Format – for viewing only)
Review the Affiliation Agreement. Please note that if you are NOT requesting changes to the affiliation agreement you must complete the electronic version by using the link below. We are not accepting affiliation agreements via email or fax unless changes to the agreement are being requested. If you need to request changes to the affiliation agreement, please reach out to us at

Affiliation Agreement Electronic Signature
(For instructions on completing the Agreement, click here.)

Agency Site Visit

Upon submission of the required paperwork, a member of our team will reach out to schedule a site visit. This meeting will include reviewing the Field Agency Information Guide and answer any questions you may have.
Please note: We will discuss the Field Placement Roles during our visit.

Once the agency has been approved and all details are finalized, you will receive a welcome e-mail from the Director of Field Education including access to our database and the Field Instructor Training.

Should you have any further questions about the process of becoming an affiliated field site for our students, please contact our office at 614-292-7686. You can also email

Important Dates

Autumn Semester 2023 

Aug. 22 (Tuesday) – First Day of Autumn Semester Classes and Practicum
Aug. 25 (Friday) – Due Date for Spring Practicum Application (new)
Sept. 4 (Monday) – Labor Day (University Holiday)
Sept. 22 (Friday) – Deadline: Learning Agreements
Oct. 12-13 (Thursday-Friday) – Autumn Break
Nov. 10 (Friday) – Veterans Day (University Holiday)
Nov. 22 (Wednesday) – Thanksgiving Break Begins
Nov. 23 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day (University Holiday)
Nov. 24 (Friday) – Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day Observed (University Holiday)
Dec. 6 (Wednesday) –  Last Day of Autumn Semester Classes and Practicum
Dec. 6 (Wednesday) – Deadline: Learning Agreements, Timesheets and Supervision Logs
Dec. 15 to Jan. 7 (Friday-Sunday) – Winter Break
Dec. 17 (Sunday) – Autumn Semester Commencement

Spring Semester 2024 

Jan. 8 (Monday) – First Day of Spring Semester Classes and Practicum
Jan. 12 (Friday) – Due Date for Spring Practicum Application (new)
Jan. 15 (Monday) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University Holiday)
Jan. 19 (Friday) – Deadline: Learning Agreements (BSSW Block)
Feb. 2 (Friday) – Deadline: Learning Agreements (MSWI and SP Start ASAP)
Feb. 17 (Friday) – Deadline: Mid-Semester Learning Agreements (BSSW Block)
March 11-15 (Monday-Friday) – Spring Break
April 22 (Monday) –  Last Day of Spring Semester Classes and Practicum
April 22 (Monday) – Deadline: Learning Agreements, Timesheets and Supervision Logs
May 5 (Sunday) – Spring Semester Commencement