Somehow I missed this thread even though it's above the top thread. I am interested in becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and prefer to be in mental health/public health/or medical health. I would also like to practice in California. I have a question on the following schools regarding if they offer my area of concentration: 1) http://socwork.sfsu.edu/IFG.aspx 2) http://www.csub.edu/SocialWork/msw_curric.shtml 3) http://www.sjsu.edu/socialwork/docs/Typical_Course_Plans_xFall_2009_Incoming_Classx.pdf 4) http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/hhs/sw/msw.php#MSWCP 5) http://socialwork.csusb.edu/majorsPrograms/msw/curr_concentration.htm 6) http://www.hhs.csus.edu/SWRK/swmasterprogram.htm 7) http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/social_work/pdf/Two%20Year%20Program.pdf ^I am unsure if those schools offer my area of interest (mentioned above). How much of the field work needs to be done during the 2nd year in your desired area? It seems like you can only take a couple of courses on it. I was also interested in the Child Welfare Stipend Program. Could I still have a Public Health/Mental Health/Medical Health area of concentration, and still do that? It seems like you would only have to work for 2 years after you graduate. Also, I know that you need at least 3000 hours of supervised clinical training for the LCSW. Is this training paid? I know that this is an additional two years on top of the Masters. I would just like to figure out the costs. I'm having a difficult time figuring out the costs for 2 years of Masters in Social Work. On average, how much is the total (for a state school)? The schools' websites have it listed per unit, but I would just like to know from someone who's already been through the program. Thank you!