Intern Placement Tracking (IPT) Data Management System

The MSU School of Social Work uses a web-based data management system called Intern Placement Tracking (IPT) as a means to track all students in field placement. IPT also has further benefits. Read more about IPT

The IPT system allows the MSU Social Work Field Education Office and field agencies to communicate more easily with each other and with students participating in field education. Because of this, it is essential for students to keep all information current.

How to use IPT

This is the link to the IPT website Login page.

  • The MSU Organization ID is msusw
  • All field instructors and students will be supplied a unique User Name and Password before they can log in; this will be sent by the field team.
  • Please note that the login information is UPPER/lower case sensitive!
  • Please refer to the IPT tutorials below for more information on getting started.

If you have any questions, please contact Field Office Administrative Assistant Aubree Rogers or call 517-353-8621.

IPT Tutorials

Below are three tutorials that provide a brief overview of Intern Placement Tracking (IPT), our data management system. Each one is specific for your role with the School. Please review the tutorial appropriate for you. If you have questions, please contact Field Office Administrative Assistant Aubree Rogers.

You may also want to take a look at answers to Frequently Asked Questions about IPT.

For Students
For Field Instructors
For Liaisons

Benefits of IPT

The web-based Internet Placement Tracking data management system maintains and reports information about field placement agencies, supervisors, and students, and tracks student assignments from semester to semester and historically. A strong feature of IPT is access to online documents such as learning agreements and student evaluations, which are completed and stored online. In addition, IPT:

  • Provides the School with a paperless solution for tracking and archiving
  • Facilitates communication with students, field instructors, and liaisons
  • Allows students to research potential field placement opportunities
  • Eliminates paperwork and provides the student easy access to their field placement information
  • Allows agencies to describe learning opportunities in order to match students in ideal learning environments
  • Provides field instructors with a resource to easily access student information
  • Allows field instructors access to all required documents in a paperless system
  • Increases communication between the School and field agencies