New Students Entering Field

Field Education is a significant portion of your social work education.  It is the place where you will apply the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom to actual people and to real situations, under the supervision of a seasoned social worker.  It is a place where you learn to make a real, lasting contribution to the lives of others.

Students entering field must submit a field placement application within 2 weeks of paying their $300 confirmation deposit.

  • If you do not have a UM ID, go to the MyUMB Portal to set up your account.

*NOTE* It may take 24 hours for your UM ID to be processed in the system before it will allow you to complete a field application. 

  • If you are awaiting approval for financial aid, you must still complete your application by the due date! Late applicants are not guaranteed placement and may need to change their enrollment status to part-time.
  • To complete the Field Application, go to the  Current Student Page and use your UM ID and password to log into your Electronic Field Notebook (EFN.) Bookmark this page - you will be returning to this page throughout the year to complete all of your Field assignments.

We wish you every success as you begin your professional training.

Please view our updated Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information.

Please contact us with any questions you may have. You may call or email the Office of Field Education to schedule an appointment with a Field Coordinator to discuss your field opportunities at (410) 706-7187 or

Spring Admits and Part-time Foundation Students

Congratulations on being accepted the to the University of Maryland School of Social Work.   As a spring admit you are required to complete a Field application for the next academic year.  Field Applications for the next academic year will become available the first week of December.  The deadline to submit applications will be February 1st for spring admits and current part-time foundation students only.   


Student Resources

*** Do not forget to check the Course Materials tab on the Field Course in Blackboard to see more relevant material ***

UPDATED! Frequently Asked Questions about Field 

UMB Wellness Hub  


Field at a Glance 2020

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call us at 410-706-7187.

Part I Student Orientation Videos

Below are the handouts and videos students are required to view before attending the live orientation scheduled in August.  Once you have viewed all of the videos below, please download the certificate of completion and save it to your computer and then upload it into the Electronic Field Notebook. Instructions will be provided during the virtual orientation.

Please note that you will not have access to your Electronic Field Notebook until you complete the following AFTER attending Field Orientation: 

  1. HIPPA Training 
  2. Blood Borne Pathogens Training 
  3. Code of Conduct

 Orientation Videos: 


If your last name starts with A-L, you will be in field Monday/Wednesday

If your last name starts with M-Z, you will be in field Tuesday/Thursday

Title IV-E and Shady Grove Students will be in field Tuesday/Thursday


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