MSW DCFS Employee Evening Program (Title IV-E)

Application Deadline: January 15, for a start date of August the same year
Next anticipated deadline: January 15, 2020 for a start date of August, 2020
Admission decisions announced no later than May 30
(Applications are solicited once every three years, contingent on funding)

The College of Social Work, through an agreement with Utah’s Department of Human Services Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), utilizes federal Title IV-E funding to provide a three year 60 credit hour hour for DCFS employees.

Prospective students must gain the approval of their DCFS Region Director to receive Title IV-E stipend and tuition benefits. They must sign and fulfill all terms of a contractual agreement with DCFS. DCFS employees who receive Title IV-E educational support make a commitment to continue their employment for an additional period after completion of their degree, at least equal to the period for which financial assistance is granted.

The curriculum first prepares students for generalist practice and includes courses on clinical theory and practice, evidence-informed practice, professional ethics, human behavior and the social environment, diversity and self-reflexive practice, and social justice, human rights, and macro practice. Students practice all these areas in agency settings through field placement (also known as “practicum”).

Students in this program complete advanced studies in the Child Welfare in Social Work Concentration. The educational requirements are equal to the full-time two-year program. Course and field work are completed in six regular semesters and two summer semesters of coursework. All classes will be offered on the main University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City at the College of Social Work.

2017-2020 Program of Study

Please direct questions regarding the MSW DCFS Employee Program to:

Allison O’Connor, LCSW
MSW DCFS Evening Program Coordinator

Lena Al-Rayess
Coordinator, MSW Admissions