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“…a commitment to behavioral health services”

The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Program provides stipends for SDSU Master of Social Work (MSW) students who are planning careers in behavioral health services.

Through a competitive process, students are selected to receive a stipend in the final year of the MSW program.  Each student completes specialized courses and a field placement in a county-operated or county-contracted community-based mental/behavioral health agency.

Students may receive a total of $18,500 (if enrolled full-time). A student who receives a full-time stipend has a service obligation to work full-time for one calendar year in a county-operated or county-contracted behavioral health agency following graduation.

see full program overview

Selection Priority

  • Priority will be given to applicants who reflect the diverse client populations currently served by mental health agencies in California.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who possess second language capabilities.

see full eligibility criteria