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MFP – Master’s 

Minority Fellowship Program – Master’s 

  • The 2019–2020 application cycle for CSWE's Master's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their application status by September. The fellowship year will begin September 30, 2019. 
  • If you would like to be alerted via email when the 2020-2021 application cycle opens in Spring 2020, please click here

Who can be considered for this program?

The Master’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is a program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution. Applicants must identify mental health and/or substance use disorder service delivery to racial/ethnic minority populations as their focus, and be committed to seeking employment in this field after graduation. Historically, the MFP master’s fellowship has also required that fellows specifically work with children, adolescents, and/or transition-aged youths. While this is still a target population for applicants to serve, it is no longer a requirement.
The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals available to serve racial/ethnic minority populations.

See the How to Apply page for eligibility and other details. 

What are the funding sources for the MFP?

Funding for MFP is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Mental Health Services.