Full-time (2-Year) Program

Qualified MSW students in the Full-Time (2-year) program will be awarded a stipend in the amount of $37,000 for up to two years, following a special selection process. Students must meet certain eligibility criteria and must go through an application and awards selection process, in addition to the University's and the School's applications. Recipients of the stipend must agree to work two years, one for each year of stipend support, in full time continuous employment in a public child welfare agency in California, upon graduation from the MSW program.


3-Year Program

The 3-Year Child Welfare Training Program is limited to qualified MSW students currently employed full-time in county public social services agencies or the California Department of Social Service, Children Services. Students must be enrolled in the 3-Year MSW program. The 3-Year program reimburses students for the costs of paid tuition & fees, books and travel for all three years. Recipients of the educational reimbursements must agree to return to their county and render two full years of continuous employment, at a level appropriate to a new MSW, or in any public CWS or CDSS agency in California, upon graduation from the MSW program.


For specific questions regarding the Full-Time or 3-Year program, please contact:

Pnina Green, Title IV-E Project Coordinator, at:

(408) 924-5833 or by email paulette.green@sjsu.edu


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Title IV-E MSW Program