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Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program

The Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) is a title IV-E partnership between the University of Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, and the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. 

The purpose of this partnership is to enhance and support Oklahoma's public child welfare workforce. It affords interested students financial support by covering books, fees, and in-state tuition in return for a specified employment obligation in a Child Welfare position with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) or a Tribe with which DHS has a Tribal/State Agreement. This commitment is 12 (BSW) or 15 (MSW) months for each academic year of financial support. For more information on eligibility requirements, employment obligation, and stipend amounts, please click here.

Additional Requirements for DHS Employees Only, please click here.

2020-2021 CWPEP Application Information

Mandatory Orientation:   

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Zarrow Hall Community Room 

Noon-1:15 pm 

Application Due:

Friday, January 31, 2020 


Friday, February 7, 2020 Times and location TBA

Application Deadline has passed

Linda Smith, MSW 
Program Coordinator
Zarrow Hall, Room 220
405-990-0827 (cell)

Amy White, MSW
Project Specialist
Schusterman Center, Room 2H27