Long Island University

Master in Social Work (MSW)


720 Northern Blvd

Brookville, NY 11548

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Social Work (MSW)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Long Island University Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program is a collaboration between the University’s LIU Brooklyn and LIU Post (Brookville), with courses offered at both locations. Students may complete the M.S.W. at either Long Island University campus.

It is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), signifying that it meets the highest standards of academic excellence.

The LIU Collaborative MSW program has all the essentials for an exciting academic experience, which will enhance your professional career.  The curriculum is carefully constructed to lead to specialized practice in one of five areas:  Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors, Child and Family Welfare, Forensic Social Work, Gerontology, and Nonprofit Management. The collaborative program combines the resources of LIU’s two main campuses, in Brooklyn and Brookville. The LIU Brooklyn campus is conveniently located in a bustling part of New York City. The LIU Post campus, in Brookville, New York, on the other hand, is situated on a beautiful and sprawling campus, in suburban Long Island. The collaborative program utilizes a coalition of LIU personnel and faculty from both campuses. Field work in varied settings – including schools, homeless shelters, child and family counseling centers, senior citizen facilities, substance abuse clinics and social service agencies- enhances academic learning and allows you to make a positive impact on society.

A MSW from LIU will serve you well for practical, as well as academic purposes, in preparing you for specific employment opportunities. In addition to providing graduates with the requisite education required to obtain a license to practice Social Work, our program also offers the opportunity for advanced state certification in forensic social work. Additionally, we designed our program in conjunction with New York State to meet the academic requirements for Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC). 

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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