Some graduate social work programs provide the opportunity for students to focus their studies on child and family or child welfare issues. Many programs also provide federally-funded title IV-E stipends to students who are employed or preparing for employment in a public child welfare agency. Use the following resources to find out more about receiving a degree in social work with a child welfare focus.
- Graduate programs in social work with a child welfare focus
- Social work programs that provide stipends
Search for Accredited Programs
Council on Social Work Education
Search for accredited social work degree programs in the membership directory.
Graduate programs in social work with a child welfare focus
Search by State to find an M.S.W. program offering a concentration in child and family or child welfare issues.
Social work programs that provide stipends
National Survey of IV-E Stipends and Paybacks (Word - 319 KB)
Cheung, Taylor, & Vohra-Gupta (2007)
Provides a State-by-State summary of title IV-E stipend amounts and repayment expectations for students in social work degree programs.
Title IV-E Child Welfare Agency/University Partnerships
University of Louisville School of Social Work
Links to Federal regulations and policies on IV-E programs, State contacts for IV-E programs, a matrix of State stipend and payback program characteristics, and other information on training the child welfare workforce, including research and journal articles.