Long Island University

Master of Social Work (MSW)


100 Second Avenue

Brentwood, NY 11717

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The LIU Post Department of Social Work offers the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program at LIU Brentwood with a concentration in in child and family welfare.  The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), signifying that it meets the highest standards of academic excellence.

Students who have successfully completed foundation coursework achieved under the auspices of an accredited baccalaureate program may be eligible for Advanced Standing status. The Advanced Standing program is 33 credits including SWK 614 (3 credits) and all second year courses (30 credits). This policy complies with the Council on Social Work Education's guidelines regarding advanced standing. Students are not expected to repeat coursework already covered in an accredited social work program; however, only those courses in which the student has received a "B" or better will be accepted for credit. Up to one full year of credit may be accepted.

The advanced standing curriculum builds upon the baccalaureate curriculum by deepening the student’s understanding and demonstrated mastery of psychosocial assessment, administrative theory and practice, and diversity sensitive practice.

  • The research curriculum in the advanced standing program supports the concentrated study by demonstrating application of research methodology to the student’s specialized area of concentration.
  • Required field experience provides an opportunity for the student to apply generalist and specialized knowledge in the concentration area.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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