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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.

2022-2023 CWPEP Application Information

Mandatory Orientation:   

    Friday, February 4, 2022

     Zarrow Hall Community Room

     Bring Your Lunch 


Application Due:

Friday, February 11, 2022


Friday, February 25, 2022   Times TBA

Application Deadline has passed

Linda Smith, MSW 
Program Coordinator
405-990-0827 (cell)

Amy White, MSW
Project Specialist

Julie Merritt, MSW
Program Specialist
(918) 697-2323