Stipend Programs

MSW Stipend Training Programs

The CSUEB MSW Program is pleased to be able to offer two specialized stipend training programs for our students, the Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Training Program and the SF Bay Area Integrated Behavioral Health MSW Training Program. These programs are federally funded and made available through a partnership with the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC). Please scroll through this page to learn about these opportunities.

CalSWEC Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program


The CalSWEC Title IV-E Program provides professional education and monetary support to graduate social work students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare. All incoming students who meet normal CSUEB MSW admissions standards, and meet the Title IV-E requirements are welcome to apply for this stipend. 

Title IV-E applications have the same deadline as departmental MSW applications and are embedded within the MSW application itself. To apply for Title IV-E, you must click on the CYF concentration within the MSW application and then click on “yes” when asked if you intend to apply for Title IV-E. Following these instructions will take you to the Title IV-E application, after which you will be redirected back to the MSW application for further completion. 

The application period began on October 1, 2022, and will conclude on January 15, 2023.  Please click the following link to read all details on the IV-E Program eligibility criteria and application processes before applying: Title IV-E Info Sheet.

The goals of the CalSWEC Title IV-E MSW Program:

  • To increase the number of public child welfare (PCW) workers in California with MSW degrees
  • To prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff
  • To prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California’s child welfare population
  • To provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students
  • To provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum

CSUEB IV-E Alumni Testimonial: Read about our CSUEB Title IV-E alumni’s (Najeeb Kamil) testimonial: CSUEB IV-E Alumni Testimonial

Child Welfare Worker Realistic Job Preview: Watch this video for a realistic look into what child welfare work entails - get a feel for what skills and qualifications are needed on the job, as well as what a typical day would look like. Realistic Job Preview

Hear from Former Title IV-E Students: Find out what former Title IV-E students all over California have to say about the program: IV-E Students Speak

Title IV-E Graduate Testimonial, En Español: IV-E Graduate Testimonial Spanish


SF Bay Area Integrated Behavioral Health MSW Training Program

This program, for Advanced Year Students in the Community Mental Health concentration, focuses on preparing students to work in integrated primary care and behavioral health settings. For example, a setting where people can get help with medical issues like diabetes or asthma, and also get support for mental and behavioral health needs. This video helps explain the model:

Students complete their second-year internship in an eligible setting and participate in trainings in the integration of primary care and behavioral health and inter-professional practice. Some of the training is with students through the Samuel Merritt Interprofessional Program at the Simulation Lab

The program is funded through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and managed in partnership with the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC). Students who participate in this program receive a $10,000 stipend. A call for applications is sent out to first-year MSW students towards the end of the fall semester, and an information session is typically held in early spring semester. We are able to offer this stipend to six students each year.