GSSWSR students


Welcome to Sonia, GSSWSR's Online Field Placement Platform. 

The Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) uses a platform called Sonia that serves as a hub for field placement content. Sonia contains field placement research, matching, and evaluation capabilities and field course assignments.

While at GSSWSR, you will use Sonia to view and complete field forms and assignments, including the final field evaluation (completed by the Field Instructor in consultation with the student). During your field placement, Sonia will also be the primary platform for communication between you, your Field Instructor, Field Liaison, and the Field Education Office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions


Sonia is a comprehensive data management system that allows students to be active online participants in multiple areas of their M.S.S. field education by enabling students to search for available field placements, complete field course assignments, and communicate with their Field Liaison and agency Field Instructor. Sonia is not the name of a person, but rather an acronym for “School of Nursing in Australia” where this system was first developed.


Sonia is a web-based product that is accessible to Mac, iPad, and PC users. Sonia is supported on tablets and mobile cellular devices as long as a reliable internet connection can be obtained. Sonia is supported on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Please ensure you are using the current version of your web browser.


Yes, Sonia is secure and confidential. Only Field Education staff will have access to your field information. Assignments will be shared among the student, Field Instructor, and Field Liaison, as required.


Your Sonia username is your full Bryn Mawr email address. You create your own password through a secure link sent to you by the GSSWSR Field Education Office.


On the Sonia login page, click the "Forgot Password?" link next to the Password text box to reset your password. If the link is not working, or your account is locked, please contact the Field Education Office at or at 610-520-2601 to receive an email with a password reset link. 


Your Field Instructor will be assigned a unique login to allow access to Sonia. This will allow your Field Instructor to view the learning agreement, complete your field evaluation, and view other field related documents. If you change field placements, your new Field Instructor will not have access to any data recorded from your former field supervisor.


If you have login or access issues, contact the Field Education Office at or 610-520-2601.

Field Education Office
300 Airdale Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010