After completion of class course work, a candidate must take the Professional Development Seminar. Any candidate who cannot demonstrate a clear record of administrative responsibility must pursue a three-credit-hour field internship in addition to, and in conjunction with, the Practitioner's Seminar. Internships in public, human, and health service agencies each consist of twelve weeks of full-time employment or their equivalency, on an extended, part-time basis.

The Practitioner's Seminar/Internship is an exceptional feature of the program, providing each student with an opportunity to apply concepts from course work.

Professional Contribution

The Professional Contribution is a closure requirement which provides the student with an opportunity to work with faculty on a research project. The Professional Contribution applies theoretical knowledge to a practical situation.