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Field Education

Becoming a Field Agency


The Ohio State University College of Social Work has over 1200 agencies in the state of Ohio, across the country, and even around the globe that we work in partnership with to provide field education to our students. Our goal is to ensure that our students receive a meaningful, rigorous field 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 a field agency, please review the Field Agency Information Guide.


Great question! This 45-minute video shares information about our affiliation process and some frequently asked agency questions. However, the steps to becoming an affiliated field agency with us are as follows:

Prospective Field Agency Application
Fill out and submit all requested details

Affiliation Agreement (PDF Format)
Review the Affiliation Agreement

Affiliation Agreement Electronic Signature
(For instructions on completing the Agreement, click here.)
Please note: If you require revisions to our standard Affiliation Agreement, please reach out to us at

Agency Site Visit
Upon submission of the required paperwork, a member of the Field Education 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 e-mail