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Public Child Welfare Certification

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family services has implemented the Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP) at MSU along with 10 other university undergraduate social work programs in order to better serve the children and families in this state.

The goal of this program is to fill child welfare with the most competent and well-trained social workers who can provide high quality services immediately following employment.

The program offers undergraduate social work juniors and seniors their academic program while they participate in the cabinet's child welfare training curricula. 

Benefits of Program Participation

  • Paid in-state tuition for up to four semesters
  • Qualifying students are provided a $1,300 stipend per fall and spring semesters and a $650 stipend for each summer semester to assist with any fees, books, living expenses or travel related to the program.
  • Upon completion of the program, students will be assisted in acquiring employment with the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS).

Students must complete a two-year employment commitment with the Cabinet upon successful completion of the program. For more information about the general program, visit the Kentucky Public Child Welfare Certification Program website. For more information about the program at MSU, contact Lynn Geurin.