MFP—Master's Students


Applying for the MFP

The 2024–2025 MFP MSW application period is now closed. To be notified of the 2025-2026 MFP MSW application opening, please complete the interest survey

Who Can Be Considered for This Program?

The master’s MFP is a program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution who are passionate about meeting the mental health and/or substance use disorder needs of racial/ethnic minority communities. 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 mental health and/or substance use disorder services or prevention with the target population immediately after graduation, for at least 2 years.
The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve mental 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, the Center for Mental Health Services.