MSW Stipend Requirements

MSW Title IV-E stipend recipients must fulfill the following coursework and post-graduation employment requirements:

Coursework Requirements

  • MSW Title IV-E stipend recipients complete the first of the two required MSW field placements in a community agency serving child welfare (IV-E) clients. The second required field placement is completed at San Diego County Child Welfare Services (CWS) or Imperial County Child Welfare Services.
  • Students interested in a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (school social work) can concurrently complete the credential requirements while in the Title IV-E program. The opportunity requires additional coursework and field requirements.  If interested, the student must have approval of the Title IV-E coordinator and the PPSC coordinator.

Post-Graduation Employment Requirement

Upon graduation, MSW Title IV-E stipend and educational reimbursement recipients have an employment requirement of two years of full-time employment in a California county or state public child welfare agency.

Indigenous graduates may also complete their employment requirement in a California Reservation Child Welfare Services agency, urban Indian agency in California serving Title IV-E eligible children and families, or a non-California Reservation Child Welfare Services agency.

See the FAQ page for terms of disqualification and repayment.

Title IV-E Coordinator

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SDSU Social Work

Hepner Hall room 119
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4119