MFP—Master's Students


The 2024–2025 application cycle is open March 15, 2024, through May 24, 2024. Please find the link to the Submittable application here.

Have a question about the application process? Please review MFP's Frequently Asked Questions and the MFP MSW Application Guidebook.

To accompany this process, we also invite you to participate in two interactive sessions designed to provide valuable insights and details about the program. Whether you are seeking comprehensive program information, or eager to participate in an interactive Q&A session with MFP staff, these sessions are tailored for all interested applicants. Please find details on each session below. Live-captioning accommodations can be provided for each session with a request. Please direct all other questions to [email protected]

Information Session

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024  
Time: 12:30–2:00 PM (ET) 


Q&A Session With MFP Staff 

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 
Time: 2:30–3:30 PM (ET) 
Location: Zoom 



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 passionate about meeting the mental health needs of BIPOC communities, 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 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.