How to Apply

The 2024–2025 doctoral application is open January 17, 2024, through March 22, 2024. Find the link to the Submittable application here

Questions about application requirements can be directed to [email protected].

Who can be considered for this program?

The MFP targets but is not limited to racial/ethnic minority individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in social work. Applicants must be starting full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in social work OR be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a doctoral social work program and hold a social work master’s degree from a CSWE-accredited program. Their career goal must be to provide leadership in practice, research, teaching, and policy promulgation in government or private organizations serving underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve health-care outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals with doctoral degrees available to underserved populations in the public and private nonprofit sectors.

What are the funding sources for the MFP?

Funds for the MFP are provided by the Center for Mental Health Services(Opens in a new window), the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention(Opens in a new window), and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment(Opens in a new window) in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(Opens in a new window).